Monday, May 14, 2007

after the silence

This week's prompt for "inspire me thursday" was "Silence." I'm one of those people who doesn't mind silence. My offbeat work schedule, which includes Sundays and evenings, means I'm often the only person occupying my side of the office building. Sometimes I listen to podcasts, but often I just revel in the quiet as I do my work. I'm inspired by silence so often I couldn't think what to do for the thursday prompt.

I decided my take on "silence" would be to abstain from posting on my blog or on Flickr; in other words, I would silence my web voice for a week. I realized I had become a bit obsessive about posting. The break did me good, as I was feeling uninspired anyway, and I spent my blogtime taking my dog Phoebe for an extra walk. I didn't worry about whether or not to photograph or write about what we saw or did, and the payoff was seeing and smelling the changing season. We're moving from spring into very late spring or early summer and the magnolias are blooming. The flowers smell so sweet!

5 comments:

melanie said...

good for you for taking the time to stop and smell the flowers!

Monica Yvette said...

What a way to be silent. I never thought of blogging as the antithesis to silence. It makes sense though. By the way, I'm so jealous of all of you who are still enjoying Spring. It's a fully blazing, humid summer here in the South. Icky, sticky.

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds like you had a good break. It's still early Spring here weather wise, though the flowers think its late spring!

platinum blonde said...

we all need a break every once in a while!

Molly said...

Hmm... this might be something I'll need to try myself as I have become a little overly obsessed with documenting and whatnot. Though, on the flip side, I also find myself reawakening my creative spirit, so it is good to allow myself to flow into it... for now. As long as it doesn't take over my life. :)