Sunday, August 30, 2009

Q is for Quiet

When I was little, since I was an only child for a very long time, I spent a lot of time by myself. I was always busy but I was quiet, my games didn't involve a lot of noise. I still enjoy the quiet sometimes. I never turn on the radio or TV or even listen to my ipod in the morning. I enjoy hearing the birds and bugs and the far off traffic, the occasional hum of the fridge and my neighbors leaving for work. A few weeks ago we were walking the dogs along the bay and we gradually made our way past all the other people on the beach. It was so quiet, just the crunch of our footsteps in the sand, the little laps of the waves, and the dogs sniffing. The little sandpipers up ahead of us made more noise than anything else.



3 comments:

Marie said...

What a beautiful picture! I just love the sound of the ocean.

BTW - I wasn't an only child and I love the silence too.

photoknitdog said...

Beautiful picture! I like noise (city girl here) but I think that makes me appreciate quiet times too! :)

Iron Needles said...

I like the quiet, too.