Still

posted by Sharon February 25, 2014 17 Comments

Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.
—E’yen A. Gardner

This place on the river is a place of stillness. Water gurgles, birds swoop overhead, little bugs buzz around, hikers wander by and yell greetings, dogs run happily over the rocks and splash and play.

The river bed is full of life and yet it offer a stillness.

This spot is prime for enjoying life. The Indians who lived here wore dents grinding their dinner on these rocks . . .

while the water smoothed all of the jagged edges.

There’s constant motion. Sometimes we look for stillness to be where nothing moves, nothing lives, nothing expresses joy, nothing wears or changes. I’d rather think of stillness as a calm that teems with life.

How about you? Where do you find stillness?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Isobel.

 

 

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17 Comments

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Carmel February 25, 2014 at 7:33 am

Lovely images …. I like what you have said about stillness, it looks to be a lovely spot to just be.

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Shari February 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

Very pretty. I find my stillness early in the morning, just after sunrise. I like to sit outside and listen to the birds (I usually wake just before the first one begins to sing). I smell the grass, listen to the hum of bumblebees, feel the sun on my face, and take a moment. Then I begin to read my Bible. Sadly, I must find other stillness 6 months of the year when the snow takes over my outdoors lol, but Spring is approaching and I will soon begin this ritual anew! Thanks for the memory! I can almost feel it all, in my mind.

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kathy February 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

“Moving in peace”….oh I DO love that!

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dalettre February 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Wow, so pretty, Sharon!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin February 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

So pretty – I love places in nature like this.

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jeanne stone February 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

This spot reminds me alot of our cabin river in the mid summer. Love the quietness of sitting on a rock in the middle of this spaace. Lovely shots!

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abrianna February 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Beautiful shots. I also like the stillness of a quiet area where you can hear the snowflakes falling.

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Dotti February 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

This place calls to me! I can feel the peace through the photos. Wonderful!

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Pat February 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

What a beautiful and peaceful spot. I love the old, riverworn rocks,

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a spirit of simplicity February 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

oh I love your thoughts on stillness.

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Pieni lintu February 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

Beautiful photos!!

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Salma February 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

perfect and peace – a great capture.

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Buckeroomama February 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

I love the reflection on the water. Lovely captures!

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kim February 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Lovely images and thoughts. Stillness is hard to find, or really to prioritize.

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Jade @ Tasting Grace February 27, 2014 at 1:12 am

I love that quote! Great captures!

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prairiejill February 27, 2014 at 6:52 am

Beautiful place. I can feel the stillness.

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Molly February 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

it is amazing what the passage of time does to the landscape

Mollyxxx

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