listen carefully.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn?
or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends?
or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked,
or the hush of a country road at night,
or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak,
or, most beautiful of all,
the moment after the door closes
and you’re alone in the whole house?
each one is different, you know,
and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.
- norton juster

15 comments:

  1. I love listening carefully...
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  2. these words give me chills. sometimes all we need to do is listen carefully.

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  3. love this. there are so many different kinds of silence, and all of them are beautiful. xx

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  4. This is so lovely! One of the best quotes I've ever stumbled across. <3

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  5. listening to silence is the best thing ever. sometimes i get chills cause it is so nice. :)


    <3

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  6. Man, you find the best writers!

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  7. i prefer being alone so i can observe all these things in their own elements. absolutely beautiful--quote, picture and all.

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  8. ahh, beautiful quote and photograph!

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  9. I just found this blog of yours today, Hannah, and I love it! <3

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