Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Thoughts...

“We think peace is something that has to be found and established by us, but it is already here. We just drown it out. We listen to the sound and not the silence. Peace is the silence behind the sound.” 

Linda Proud

I was looking for a quote about silence today - I have been thinking about it a lot of late, and spending time with it. And here I go, finding a quote about both peace and silence, so what could I do but ponder upon it?

I think the notion that peace lies within the silence behind the sound is probably fundamental to our search for it. I find myself most peaceful when there is not a lot of sound; and when I try to think about can you be peaceful in a cacophonous soundscape, I imagine only if your head and mind are quiet and silent.

There may be other ways of defining a sense of peace, but this notion that it is linked to silence interests me, along with the idea of listening for the silence, not simply the sound.

This quote is mine and it still holds true. I sold one of these collaborative prints at the Open Studio over the weekend - printing and embossing by Susan; words and calligraphy by me. Photography by Anastasia Karyofillidis


I appreciate your thoughts and comments; thanks for taking the time.