Good Morning Sunshine! Silence is Golden!

Here, I sit coffee at hand, relishing the quiet? Today there is chatter abound with family visiting. They are in the living room, and I am in the studio working for a bit. My hubby Thomas needed some over due medical attention, so our daughter came up from Rhode Island after being cleared of COVID. She is a nurse. So her visit also a vacation became a way to figure Thomas out! Get him on the right track with appointments. I am grateful for that help.

Today’s thoughts are once again from Joyce Hifler’s book “To Everything There Is A Season”. “We learn so many good things from great souls, not always by what they talk about, but by their silence. There is often a more meaningful communication of understanding and trustworthiness in silence than in conversation.

There would be much less clamor if we could just stop talking soon enough. The plight of the human being is that he creates a mountain of disturbances and then tries to climb over it.

We seem to think nothing is working well for us unless we can see it, and to make up for what we cannot see, we talk about it until we create problems where none existed. When time is all spent talking there is no time for listening, and without new ideas talk is cheap.

Robert Louis Stevenson said, “You start a question and it’s like starting a stone from on top of a hill; away the stone goes, starting others.” And so it is with talking, the first idle remark may foster others until the words all run downhill and cease to have meaning. Getting back the silence that is golden is to start back up the hill.”

How true! And so well said. “Are we not our own worse enemies when it comes to how we communicate at times. It is not hard to run into trouble.

“All things tend to cease when we complain about them, relentlessly the spring rains stopped as if they were coming from the shower faucet and someone had flipped the handle. Perhaps they really stopped because it was no longer spring. But for whatever the reason, the lush green of the forest was suffering, first from too rapid growth that depended on a great amount of moisture and then from a complete and sudden lack of rainfall.” Too much! Too little! So it seems____

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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