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#SoCS June 1/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

There are different types of ‘silence’. Some bring peace to the mind and the heart. Others fill the heart with a feeling of disquiet.

I get up early in morning to do Yoga, pranayama and asanas. I love this time of the day because there is silence all around me. It is dark and slowly I see light outside the window. Just before daybreak the silence is broken by the ‘bird-music’. Sometimes it is like an orchestra out there. The music gladdens my heart.

The summer has been very hot and we are waiting for the rains. The afternoon heat silences the world around us. We do not hear the birds. There is a stillness in the air and it is so silent. This silence is not a peaceful one. It is as if something is hanging above us and something is going to happen.

We live in a small place. When it is dark there is silence around us. There are houses around but we do not hear any sound from them. The night sky, with stars shining above and the moon with its silver light makes the silence magical. We have a ‘Paarijatha’ tree in our garden. The flowers are very fragrant and they bloom at night. The fragrance adds to the beauty. This silence is so peaceful.  The day ends and a new one is to begin the next morning. 

Each day starts with silence and ends with silence.

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“We need to pay heed to the many silences in our lives…. each silence has a character of its own.”
~Kent Nerburn, “The Eloquence of Silence,” Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life, 1998