a kind of hush
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Posted 8/24/2008 9:31 AM (#9703)
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Theres a kindahush all over the world today,nice song.Just wondered if anyone noticed in general,that all around,outside etc,there does seem to be kind of a hush.For the past week or so,as i wake early,i usualy hear the early morning birdong,etc,but lately,all through the day,there.s a sort of silence,not eery as such,not really calm,but just as if something is about to happen.You know that kind of moment when there is an eclipse,and the birds stop singing,the dogs stop barking,and all is quiet,and surreal,an an inner peace takes place,sort of like that.Just wondered if anyone is experienceing same,where they are,any comments welcome,irisx
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instinctual
Posted 8/24/2008 10:36 AM (#9710 - in reply to #9703)
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Yes, Iris, I have..I know what you are referring to...I completely share that...and in that silence you hear your highest self...

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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/24/2008 10:38 AM (#9711 - in reply to #9710)
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Hmm ... haven't been out early lately ... I think I know what you mean .. though whether it is new or not, am not sure ... ? Or could be a development within ourselves?
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Posted 8/24/2008 10:45 AM (#9715 - in reply to #9703)
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Perhaps indeed, the latter..for this sap, anyway..maybe for Iris too....
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/24/2008 10:47 AM (#9716 - in reply to #9715)
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The only sap is that which makes the trees grow tall x
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Rose
Posted 8/24/2008 12:18 PM (#9718 - in reply to #9711)
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I think it's fall setting in and school's starting and the kids are quieting down. But I hope I remember correctly what the farmer's Almanac said, I believe it's supposed to be a gentle winter this year...certainly hoping so....

Love and Peace to you....
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/25/2008 6:51 AM (#9725 - in reply to #9718)
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.... ah the fall, dear Rose ... lovely time of year ... and dear Irispetalbloom, I awoke this morning with the song going round in my head .. was it

"there's a kind of hush
all over the world
tonight
I can hear the sound of people in love"

? or something like that .. cannot remember the group ... ?

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Posted 8/26/2008 11:26 PM (#9754 - in reply to #9703)
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my friend it is amazing you posted this. I have had so much going on and have been spending free time outside. i usually never do, but it has seemd so quiet and peaceful out lately.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/27/2008 9:17 AM (#9762 - in reply to #9754)
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Yes. I suppose we have to be quiet to Hear
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/27/2008 4:43 PM (#9767 - in reply to #9703)
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When you walk into a Redwood Grove, there is a silence that reaches to the heavens.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/28/2008 4:00 AM (#9780 - in reply to #9767)
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I think - or feel, or sense - I can even hear that silence over here Tracy !
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/28/2008 10:33 AM (#9783 - in reply to #9703)
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Friends from NY left yesterday, today Maru and her sons (age 11 and 13?) are coming up and we will visit the Redwood Groves again! The Northern Groves are only 29 miles away. The silence...the majesty of that silence... sinks into the body and touches the soul...instantly and immediately. I asked the trees if they minded how noisy we were and I felt that the response was that they enjoyed our chatter.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/28/2008 12:28 PM (#9786 - in reply to #9783)
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Interesting you asked that Tracy and interesting response you got ... I too feel that trees enjoy our company when we are respectful to them x

(an autumn tree with hardly any of its leaves left once dropped into my hand a last leaf gift for a departing far away friend)

No coincidence the Ancients sited their holy groves in them ... and that palpable silence is soooo powerful

Maru is a lovely name ... without checking all my references, I am sure it has some spiritual link .. or am I thinking of Mu, maybe ? .. or Mare, the sea .. ?

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Rose
Posted 9/3/2008 2:28 AM (#9943 - in reply to #9786)
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(*) There's a kind of hush

All over the world tonight
All over the world
You can hear the sound of lovers in love
You know what I mean
Just the two of us
And nobody else in sight
There's nobody else and I'm feelin good
Just holding you tight

(**) So listen very carefully

Get closer now and you will see what I mean
It isn't a dream
The only sound that you will hear
Is when I whisper in your ear I love you
For ever and ever

There's a kind of hush
All over the world tonight
All over the world
People just like us are fallin' love

Repeat (**)
Repeat (*)

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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/3/2008 3:58 AM (#9945 - in reply to #9943)
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Ah yes Rose, that was the song, thanks x
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mruppert
Posted 9/4/2008 6:45 PM (#9968 - in reply to #9945)
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Arrrghhhh! Keith Hopwood and Peter Noone would be quite vexed! It was some Manchester luds who did it first.......a band called Herman's Hermits!!!!

Peace and Luv, Guvnahs

Marty and Bandwise Cats, Luck, Popp and Siss

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Rose
Posted 9/4/2008 7:45 PM (#9969 - in reply to #9703)
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Right Marty, I thought there was another group that sang that song first, but was it the Carpenters that made it most famous?

Hello Furballs! Will be finding more bird pictures for you!
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Posted 9/4/2008 8:55 PM (#9974 - in reply to #9969)
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We want an "all you can eat" buffet!!!!!!

We have claws and real sharp teeth,

And we really like to eat!

Serve us birds or some bats

We are Marty's kitty cats.

Luckylee, Poppyhead, and Sissygirl.........

HsssssPssst....those cats to the left are not us..... 

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Tracy Martin
Posted 9/4/2008 10:58 PM (#9978 - in reply to #9703)
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Felonious felicitations felinacious femme fatales!
Kissing is as fun as hissing, kittenknishes!

Be nice to the birdies!
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 10:55 AM (#9988 - in reply to #9978)
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And bats; please that: be nice to bats.

And flies; be nice to flies

(flies eat muck

such is their luck,

not ours -)

Nor don't scowl at owls

Nor squirm at worms !

As well I must propose, love everything that grows;

And especially please

Be nice to bees

(and not forgetting

You'se or Me's !) x

Edited by Paul Joseph 9/5/2008 11:14 AM
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Posted 9/5/2008 11:37 AM (#9993 - in reply to #9703)
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I live out in the country and nowhere is the hush of Fall more obvious- the insects quiet down, and the birds are not calling and the rush of spring is over. This is my favorite time of year.

Listen

Silence, crawl upon my knee
And stay a while,
Blanketing my weary soul.
Cover me serenely,
And whisper softly
Nothing to me.
That I might hear
Wisdom.
That I might hear
Peace.

~KMO 10-26-05
Ó October 2005
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 11:38 AM (#9994 - in reply to #9993)
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Lovely prayer/poem Kirsten, thanx
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Posted 9/5/2008 7:43 PM (#9996 - in reply to #9703)
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Hiya all:

Lines from a song immediately popped into my head. For some reason, maybe the sensory deprivation stuff I used to do, or maybe just me, I cannot stand total silence. I go absolutely nuts if I can't hear something! Cricketts...birdies....froggies....muggies...ambulancees....bombees....I play ambient music all night long and wake up if it stops.....very strange!

Anyway, the line that popped in my head was "and the people bowed and prayed to the neon God they made". Why? No clue!    The song:

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

-Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunckle

Peace,

Marty and Purring Cats (the sound of love) Lucky, Poppy, and Sissygirl

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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/6/2008 7:41 AM (#10015 - in reply to #9993)
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I re-read and thought your prayer poem really evoked so well the sense of silence descending in the autumnal haze Soulfire

(I keep a little book where I jot down phrases/quotes that resonate with me; I have quite a long entry from someone called, Max Picard, from The World of Silence; a brief line from that is this: "silence is holy uselessness". Much depth therapeutic work takes place in silence, I also feel).

Namaste
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/6/2008 10:52 AM (#10017 - in reply to #10015)
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After the last post, came across in the paper today this quote from Albert Camus:

"Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower"

Love autumn too

X
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 8:00 AM (#10026 - in reply to #10017)
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This is today's post from 'Poem of the Day' funnily enough; Wang Wei seems to resonate:
> Poem of the Day
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> Autumn Evening in a Mountain Retreat
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> Posted: 06 Sep 2008 12:41 PM CDT
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> After the rain,
> the empty mountain
> at dusk
> is full of autumn air.
> A bright moon
> shines between the pines;
> The clear spring water
> glides over the rocks.
> Bamboo leaves rustling —
> the washer-girls bound home.
> Water lilies swaying —
> a fisher-boat goes down.
> Never mind that
> spring plants are no longer green.
> I am here to stay
> my noble friends!
>
> by Wang Wei
>
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instinctual
Posted 9/7/2008 11:05 AM (#10033 - in reply to #9703)
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What great thoughts and sharings. Personally, Autumn is my favorite. It gives one permission to rest after the energies of spring and summer...maybe that's why I love sweaters
But then I ask, what the heck am I doing in Arizona? Argh.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 3:39 PM (#10045 - in reply to #10033)
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Dear Lori,

Red rock sands and sunsets ? [not that I've ever been there, but seen lots of Clint Eastwood films and X-files !!!]

x
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Rose
Posted 9/7/2008 3:46 PM (#10048 - in reply to #9988)
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I saw the most wonderful thing, now some of you may not appreciate this but I actually saw a dung beetle in the back yard rolling a small piece of dung into a hole just like the "discovery channel" documentary. Only thing, I thought dung beetles were big, this one was really small. But I thought how wonderful these little "clean up" creatures are.

Every creature large and small has a job on this Mother Earth.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 3:51 PM (#10051 - in reply to #10048)
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Absolutely agree Rose - have you seen my numerous references to the value of flies in a similar regard ? xx Nice observations
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Rose
Posted 9/7/2008 3:52 PM (#10052 - in reply to #10033)
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That's funny Instinctual! The land where mean people suck. I just noticed your new location and that made me laugh.

Love, peace and light to you beautiful friend!
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