silence is golden

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a selection of autumn favourites from the last 2 weeks

Speaking of silence, it's Remembrance Day here in Canada.
A day to remember unbelievable honour & stunning bravery. Two minutes of quiet at 11 am.

Silence is golden ? ... could be golden ? ... might be golden ?

I spied this typographic poster at Creature Comforts yesterday and thought it was yet another healthy reminder. I'll store this message on the same virtual 5" x 3" index card in my brain that is constantly whispering to me, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". You see speaking, writing, typing often gets me (& my other self) in trouble. Trouble meaning that ol' anxious feeling. The knot in the stomach, the soft tap, tap, tapping of worry & fret about to come tumbling in - I think you maybe said to much ... again ! in that oh so sing songy voice of hers - best Shut Up ! When in doubt, say nothing - the secret, I'm thinkin' is to recognize "when in doubt" the next time I bump into him.

My current virtual index card reminders

Be kind, for everyone is fighting a harder battle - Plato
Be kind to unkind people - they need it the most - Ashleigh Brilliant
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all - Thumper
The temple of our purest thoughts is silence - unknown
Of those who say nothing ... few are silent - Thomas Neiel

and now I'll add this perfect ditty

Never say anything which doesn't improve on silence


  1. Silence is the only friend that never betrays - Confucius

    beautiful post, with kind words breaking the silence...

  2. that water...oh how i could use some time by that water.


    xo Alison

  3. I'll second that one.

  4. Green curry shrimp??

    Bwhahahhaha on the feathery paws. Let's face, just pretty mud collectors, or in this case, sand sponges.

  5. B Shammy yes to the green curry and those are my big beautiful dogson Juicy's feathery paws.

  6. Gorgeous photos...

    The question for me is how to get silence into my brain...

  7. MS - I hear ya ... breathing helps, deep purposeful breathing although I usually forget to try this and I just let you-know-who chatter on ... and on.

  8. I'm in love with that first photo...I'm still lost there....dreaming....wishing....hoping...believing....

    Much love to you and the furry gang. xo

  9. Gorgeous photo of your home.

    I was reading recently about the rave young Canadian men who singed up early to go fight in the RAF against Nazi tytranny. Incredible.


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