Meandering in Silence

Have you ever listened to silence? We all know someone who says, “I have to have noise! If it’s too quiet, it drives me crazy.” Or perhaps it is you who feels this way. But have you ever truly listened to silence?

If you have, you know it’s not quiet at all.

Have you ever heard snow fall in a forest? If not, you should. I recently found myself walking on the edge of the woods enjoying the silence. It was a chilly winter day, gray and quiet. Disagreeable to some. I calmly meandered with no destination or plan. A bird flew by, hushed, save for the swoosh of his wings, my only clue. And then I heard it — silence. The quiet symphony of the woods. A tapping of gentle snow played on the bed of fallen leaves that formed the base of the thicket and trees. The quiet rhythm of the snow akin to waves lapping on the shoreline of a beach. The silence was calming and beautiful, a lullaby of nature. I stood not wanting to move, my nose numb from the cold, but I was not.

I was meandering in silence.


About Christina C. Franklin

Having never lost her passion for writing, Christina Franklin always found ways to flex her creative muscle by writing website content, newsletters and business litigation blogs during her 20+ year career as either a legal and/or executive assistant. A reader of many genres and an incurable fan of the heat miser and snow miser, on a typical day, Christina can be found sitting under a pile of black and white fur in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, while attempting to pen her first novel. Currently, several of her short stories can be found on The Story Shack.

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