The Bench

Couple at Johnston Lake: Photo by Noelle

Couple at Johnston Lake: Photo by Noelle

It is not a loss of passion toward the end. At this level, you appreciate the subtlest gifts of time together. You need do little more than sit in silence enjoying the geese and you are made a bit more whole.

19 thoughts on “The Bench

  1. Yourh often misinterprets the beauty of silence. I realize now how often i would observe silence on older couples and place a judgement ob them that was most likely completely off the mark. I crave silence in my life in a way that is new and beautiful & revealing. Thank u for this inspiration to start this beautiful day.

    • There are a lot of days my life feels like it is moving at lightening speed. Silence is like a balm for me. Just to be able to sit with someone and not speak feels like the greatest of intimacies to me. To just be in the silence with love. Thanks for stopping in my friend.

      • Sorry about the typo, youth, not “yourh”!! I now plan on trying a silent meditation retreat in the next decade which is something that I couldn’t comprehend in my younger days!! Silence is like a balm; I love that Noelle. And yes, I too have found it to be the greatest of intimacies. On a less elegant note, a great quote from a movie I cannot recall the title of, “You know you have found someone really special when you can just shut the f*&^ up!” Blessings to you!!

      • Awesome quote! I have done a silent retreat and you’d be surprised how relaxing it is. I talk a lot in my job and when out with friends I’m fairly gregarious. On a silent retreat there’s no choice. You can’t speak. You wouldn’t want to anyway, as you’d stand out like a sore thumb. People who talk a lot in their regular lives find it often much easier than they could imagine. Most relaxing four days of my life.

  2. Having a beautiful vision of life and knowing peace, tunes you in to spoting the shot to take. Here is a perfect example and appears to be in line with LOA. It is a superb shot, and takes me back to some very peaceful experiences sitting with Sandra bird watching, as well as enjoying the picture for what it is. On 19 Dec 2014 13:23, “Meditation Travelogue” wrote:

    > noellevignola posted: ” It is not a loss of passion toward the end. At > this level, you appreciate the subtlest gifts of time together. You need do > little more than sit in silence enjoying the geese and you are made a bit > more whole.”

    • I think we underestimate the power of silence not just in meditation, but in our relationships. When we can just be with one another and not fill the space. Lovely. Thanks for stopping in my friend. Always love our visits.

    • Weren’t you amazed what a load off it was to be given permission not to speak? Especially as there are all of these people you don’t know and there’s no small talk. Just caring for each other by opening a door or passing a plate at mealtime. In essence bringing us down to just simple caring tasks.

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