San Fran by Michael 2013

Do you need rest,
solitude for your
heart and mind?

Accept and embrace it
and don’t be shy

to admit a fraction
of you needs only to
hear silence

where the depths of
your thoughts can
grow from their
lingering state

A precious gift
for your own

Lauren Scott © 2013
Photo: Taken in San Francisco
by my son, Michael

41 thoughts on “Realization

  1. I tend to keep busy surrounded by sounds or music to avoid the uncomfortableness of quiet. So sometimes I would benefit from a bit of solitude and would prefer that to be surrounded by nature and it’s sounds. Where would your sanctuary be?

    • I am that way, too, Peter, but I think as our kids have become older (22 & 18), I seek quiet more often! 🙂 I do love music, though; that has always been in my life and is good for activating any emotion.
      My sanctuary would be either the ocean or mountains, if I could go somewhere. If not, then a quiet house is wonderful when I need it! Thanks so much for commenting and I will visit you later. I’m always behind on reading blogs, so please bear with me and have a great day!

    • Thanks so much, Sue, and as I mentioned to Peter, the ocean and mountains are my favorites for quiet. And I’m using a lot of my son’s photos, lately. He comes in handy! 🙂 Hugs to you, too, and have a wonderful day! xo

  2. I treasure my moments of solitude, they are becoming more precious. However, there are times when keeping around busyness is better for me if I am worrying about things. A good balance between the two I think is what I need.

    Beautifully expressed Lauren, and Michael is an excellent photographer

    HBL ❤ xx

    • I can understand the need for both, Chris, because when I’m also in one of my worrying modes, noise like t.v. or music is a great distraction. We have to be great jugglers and “balancers” in life, don’t we? 🙂 Thanks for your kind words about my poem and Michael’s photography. He sure comes in handy and I will convey to him, also! HBL xoxo ♥

  3. Oh, Lauren, this is so elegant in its simple but also vital message in how important solitude and silence is (it is the most blessed state, I think):

    This is especially beautiful and true:

    ‘ to admit a fraction
    of you needs only to
    hear silence

    where the depths of
    your thoughts can
    grow from their
    lingering state’

    XO ♥

      • Yea, you welcome… sorry I’ve been so busy with work and haven’t stopped by to check on your page until now, but I’m glad I did. Coz the few poems I read sank into me, though I’m still catching up on many more of your thoughtful work…
        Keep up the good work ma’am!

      • are so kind, Eve, and thank you! I’m so far behind on reading blogs, too, so no worries, at all! I’ll visit you soon, too; my Dad is here now, so online time will be even more scarce, but I promise! 🙂 And you keep up with your beautiful, heartfelt writing, too, my friend! ♥

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