Feb 4, 2019

The Voice in Silence

PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath


I was hoping it would be a rebirth of sorts, a spiritual retreat, when I agreed to fly to Arizona with Sally and Bill because I felt empty. Sitting in this lawn chair listening to them discuss every reason they planned the trip feels like dropping litter in a prayer. Right in front of us is a tee-pee with a sunset backdrop. I rise to walk away from them and before I can take a step Sally stands up beside me with tears in her eyes and speaks,

“Our noise prevents us from hearing silence. The mountain begs for peace.”

©Susie Clevenger 2019

6 comments:

  1. Nicely ambiguous. Both about the relationship between the three, and about whether Sally has made a realisation, or is just making another kind of noise

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  2. Dear Susie,

    Our noise certainly does keep up from hearing silence. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. It's difficult to escape so much noise in the world we live in today.

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  4. The mountains beg for peace, touches me. Surrounded by mountains, they are where I go for that peace.

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  5. What a beautiful ending line - the mountains beg for peace! And what do we give in return - noise and litter.

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  6. Silence is so important when we plan a retreat to look within ourselves.
    Glad that Sally finally realized the importance of silence.
    The last line is beautiful - The mountain begs for peace!!

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