It has always been an interest of mine to consider the nuances involved in my encounters with others, those that are nourishing and even those that are more distasteful for some reason. In recent years, my interest has broadened to include encounters with animals, nature, books, movies and now, online conversations with people who I treasure yet may never meet.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Is the noise in my head bothering you?"

There are moments in which I am driven crazy by the cacophony of noise in my head; when the demands to get this and that done is almost nonstop. Until a line from the movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy, bursts through the noise: "Is the noise in my head bothering you?" This is my signal to stop trying to 'do' - to pause - to breathe and step outside for some fresh air.
 

                                     Watch a big blue heron in flight.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catch the sparkle of the sun's rays on the leaves of a tree.....
 
 
 
Take pleasure in the visits from those who require no words.....
 
 
 
                   Enjoy a pleasant dive into the part of my soul where peace dwells.....



 
 
 
 





 


 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Dody! :-) I agree that there are times we need to step away from the everything going on around us, so we can regroup and refresh our minds and soul. The pictures you posted are lovely!

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    1. Hey, Joan - thank you. Fun to visit your new post today; gave me fresh air :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Joan. Best wishes :-)

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  3. So true, Dody, that we need to calm our mind now and then (especially helpful for writing), when life has been busy-busy-busy. What a gorgeous view -- almost enough to relax me from here. ;-} Love the post!

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    1. Thanks, NIkki. You are welcome any time, but leave your little inner child POOF! at home :-)

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  4. Beautiful images & beautiful sentiments:) As David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) says: "You must do whatever you can't not do."

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    1. Ah yes, Julia - David Mitchell says it best! I need to schedule in time to watch this again, with Aaron.

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