Tuesday, December 29, 2015

silence












I've always loved winter. The silence, the softness. The days between Christmas and the New Year, when everything is still and dark, as if waiting for the signal to emerge with new hopes and dreams.

Snow fell in New Mexico over the weekend. The ones in the know said to stay off the roads. There was wind and ice and we in the desert are not equipped to deal with the winter conditions.

I stood outside last night in the cold and dark of winter. And for the first time, I heard no traffic. No racing cars. No horns. Nothing. It was peaceful in the city.

I love to hold this stillness as long as I can, to gather its knowledge and its strength before I venture into the new year.

What preparations do you make? What dreams do you have?

Do you stand outside, in the stillness of night, and feel the snow on your face?

16 comments:

  1. i love this little post. especially the sweet photo at the end....a smiling pooch....

    me, too. holding fast to the stillness and the peace i wish to stuff into my soul-pocket.

    xx

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    1. Let's keep this feeling of stillness and peace all year long....
      xx

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  2. Your stillness, snow and words bring me peace.
    I love the start of a new year. I start a new journal and I also want to start a journal with a daily artwork. :)

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    1. A daily artwork journal sounds great! I try to take a few photos every day but I'm also thinking of doing a little more drawing too. New ideas, new year!

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  3. Hold on tight Sagey, to the calm, that rare hush of the city...
    I know how much you love the snow. I bet there's a lovely layer of it, like powdered sugar on your Mesa! Oh, when can you go again?
    Meanwhile, you must continue making cutout cookies. They look awesome! I made some too, with cinnamon.
    The snow & cold is not my friend. (That is nothing new.) It stayed at minus 4 today until our high of 14. Bad winter!
    In just a few days I get to go scramble around the Nevada desert...that'll cheer me up. :)
    Happy it snowed in the land of enchantment!

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    1. The snow is melting fast here in New Mexico but it was a fine thing while it lasted. :)
      I'm afraid it may be a while till I get out to the mesa....they got quite a bit of snow up north and the road will be impassable till the snow melts and things dry out a little. (Not that we won't try to get out there anyway!)

      You sure do have a bad winter. The Nevada sun will do your soul good. Maybe you'll run into a few wild ponies!
      xx

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  4. Merry Christmas to you, when it snows in the high Mesa it looks amazing..snow everywhere seems to make things seem quieter and clean..then of course there are the roads to deal with or rather the drivers. I hope you have a wonderful New head. I loved this post of yours.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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    1. That's the beauty of a little snow....everything is clean and so quiet. Bad drivers aside, I do love the winter.
      Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you!!
      x

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  5. Silence... *sigh* :) Love it!!! Ode to silence.

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    1. We all need a little silence from time to time. It feels so good to just stand still and let the world go by.
      x

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  6. this is the perfect setting for the week between christmas and new year's!
    i hope it has been restful and restorative for you, filled with domestic goodness and quiet reflection.
    perhaps winter will offer us some more of these reprieves?
    happy new year to you!
    xx

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    1. It's been very restorative and it was just what I needed. I hope the same for you....peace and happiness and time to enjoy that winter wonderland.
      Happy New Year to you and everyone on the farm!
      xx

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  7. The silence of the snow is truly one of my most favorites sounds. We've yet to have more than a trace here at this point but I'm not giving up hope. The temperatures are supposed to head back to normal for this time of year in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I'll enjoy thru your lens!! Happy and healthy new year to you and your husband and fur babies, my friend!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Can you believe we have more snow than you? And it DOES have a silent sound all its own.
      You'll see snow yet this year. :)
      Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  8. such lovely words to go with your photos.
    Happy New Year from a fellow lover of Winter/snow ♥

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    1. We don't get nearly enough snow here but I love every bit of it. Happy New Year to you too, Deb.
      xx

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