Life in progress

#SoCS – It Spoke of Life


It’s funny how life finds a way. Though it’s rarely spoken of, we instinctively seek out the things that keep us alive. The sun, for one.

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I found these when I went outside this morning. The same flowers that the other day, before the ice storm, were in such lovely bloom. Their warmth is apparent from the way they seem to have melted their way through the snow.

I went for a walk today along my usual path by the water. I always go alone, and today was no exception. But I just happened to be on the phone with one of my kids when I got to this gazebo, seen in an old picture:

It’s often used for wedding pictures–I see photographers there with couples doing practice shots on a regular basis, and I’ve even seen a wedding party there once. What I realized today when I was on the phone is that it looks much more romantic than it literally sounds.

Today, for the first time in the years I’ve been going there, I spoke while I was standing under the roof. It’s made of metal. My voice echoed tinnily (is that a word?)–my voice echoed off the metal roof making me sound like I was speaking somehow through a transistor radio. I hurried out of there before I said much. I seemed very loud to my own ears.

It occurs to me that that’s an illustration of how our words can ruin an experience.

Sometimes it’s best to just stay silent, and take in the beauty: let it speak for itself.

This introspective post is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click the following link to find all the participating posts in the comments and see how you can join in!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

13 thoughts on “#SoCS – It Spoke of Life

  1. I agree! and beauty is everywhere! You can notice so much when you put your mind to it. Hope you enjoyed the walk in nature!


  2. Tinnily is the best word of the night…maybe even my new FAVORITE word!

    And that spot looks amazing. You’re right…many places and things require no words at all


  3. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. It’s a lot changing in my life but I want to invite you to a party if you find the time: Thanks so much for your inspiring blog posts!

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  4. I love your post btw. Silence is beautiful

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  5. You certainly were introspective there!

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  6. Lovely pictures. I read that the humble snowdrop actually melts the snow around it. I wonder if that’s the same for these?

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  7. Welcome to the world,, pretty little flowers!

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  8. I’m finding it interesting how many different emotions I felt while reading this. Maybe being 1am and exhausted might have something to do with it, ha ha. I felt a combination of melancholy, peace, longing, hope…and as always, a lil chuckle (“tinnily”)

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  10. I LOVE the photos of the flowers peeking through the snow – the light and shadow and how the snow sparkles. Enjoyed the nature stuff and introspection.

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