Sunday, 23 August 2015
The 'Sound of Silence'
Close your eyes, and sit quietly in silence for ten minutes...what do you hear? Noisy isn't it?
Whoever coined the phrase "the quiet of the countryside" had obviously never been there,
Even though I live in the suburbs of a busy town it is possible to be out in the fields or woods within fifteen to twenty minutes of walking. I walk each day often out into the fields,
This morning I needed to get out to find some peace and talk over a nagging problem with God. So off into the fields I went ...silent it was not!
Birds are noisy, though a pleasant noise, but this morning there were tractors buzzing about, two youths on an off road motorcycle, in the distance loud music was blaring, some one was busy mowing the lawn and so on...no peace and quiet to be found there so I came home, it was indeed more silent here in my Poustina,....until the neighbour's son got up (late as usual) and the radio went on loud....so I went inside.....
It has been one of those days today, a disturbed night meant I was tired so a late nap was taken which turned out to be longer than anticipated and my husband said I "needed my sleep" so didn't wake me and this meant I missed the evening church service...which would have been peaceful!
Another day tomorrow...