In the quietness

In the quietness

In time
In the quietness
We seek understanding
We gather connections
And we grow in awareness.
This is the harvest, the meaning,
As we journey into the land of the silent.

(*i took this shot at Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, Toronto, Ontario, during one of my photo-contemplative walks)

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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12 Responses to In the quietness

  1. DaveMoffatt says:

    Virgil your writing is most inspiring
    This is the gift ! You have it !
    Silence is the language of God …
    I think you told me this one
    Thomas Merton … Lets carry on
    You also told me
    Love is the temporary suspension of sanity
    What a profound statement
    Have a good day talk soon V
    God bless you
    Dave M

  2. So, very lovely. I can feel the quietness in the photo and each line of the post….

  3. elizz says:

    this is beautiful.. when i was reading it, i am really feeling it.. very nice.

  4. Teri Flynn@maskednative says:

    I like the simplicity of your photo as much as I like your words. The harvest is good.

  5. edr33 says:

    I live for that place your have found and write about…the wholeness that fills the air while in solitude seems to be electrified with a marked spark. This life source knows secrets that haven’t been felt yet. This beauty that awakens in the grace of silence is my convictions tool that allows a seriousness of purpose to slip through the unconscious cracks so it may come to life.

    • thanks for the insightful comments. you are right about “…the secrets that haven’t been felt yet.” silence is my sanctuary though sometimes it is a bit intimidating…

  6. HK says:

    Beautiful shot along with beautiful words, which I can relate to.

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