Friday, October 8, 2010

Early Morning Quiet

I am here in the dark of morning pecking away at the keyboard,  a cup of coffee at hand and thoroughly enjoying the complete quiet of this time of day. Rare moments with no noise, no pressure, no hurry to do something.
The birds are still sleeping, both inside and out.
Perfect calm.
Time to think....or not, as you wish.
I don't believe any of us have enough moments like this anymore.
We are stuck in fast-forward; go, go, go. Noise always. No escaping to a place for meditation, thought, and the peace to empty the soul of all stressors and refill with the inspiration to feel comfortable in our skins. To withdraw and relax, then re-emerge and go about our daily tasks.
I have been reading about religious contemplatives; those who turn from the world and look IN. And those who have done this and found that in doing so, the voice told them to re-engage in the world.
I wonder, when the day is still slumbering, and I am void of worry or thought, if it is close to what they experience.
Does it ready an artist for their work.
Can anything purchased compete with these moments available for free if we take the time.
So necessary to recharge.
May you find a moment.



yoborobo said...

Oh, Anne. I could have used a moment like this to prepare for the 'every morning shove the kids out the door' dramafest. lol! I've always envied (a little) people that choose a monastic life over the life of the world. A teensy bit of that, once in awhile, would certainly help me to recharge my batteries. I'm glad you had some time this morning. Lovely photo! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

Me too--although I know I could never be one to take the vows of silence... ;D
The thought of just being away from the world (and I think this says a lot about how disorganized I am!) totally is appealing, even for a short time!
I'll spirit you away too... ;)


studio lolo said...

Oh man, I completely resonate with this post!
I'm a nature girl at heart. There's nothing I like better than feeling I'm the only one awake in the wee hours of the morning and then one by one I hear the birds stir.
I've been too removed from my meditation days. I wonder why that is. I tend to center myself by reading same of those books too, the ones written by the people who live a meditaive, contemplative life.

The photo is a little piece of heaven in itself Anne. Thank you.


Linda Moran said...

Another glorious start to the day with this photo...I wish for some contemplative time each day, but life has gotten so hectic, it seems like it's impossible to pull away from all the demands for a few minutes to just be and think. Thanks for a good start....

Cathy Bueti said...

Anne this is a lovely post and a wonderful picture. I posted a picture this morning with a similar sentiment. Great minds think alike! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Lolo,

It's amazing how many artists feel the same way; that the start of the day needs to be quiet...then we can face whatever life throws at us a bit better! (maybe not GOOD! LOL!!!)
I have a new meditation CD I have not even opeened yet...what does that say about my procrastination or bring on the run???


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Linda,

This was one of those rare days when I just had total quiet. I had not planned on doing a post, and then it hit me none of us have that kind of down-time inthe quantities we need, and so, here it is.
Life is too crazy....for no reason, you know?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Cathy,

I'll have to come by your blog and read!
I think we are all craving a little more sanity (it's not like I am asking for COMPLETE sanity...just a little!) and a lot less of the outter world making our decisions for us.


audrey said...

Thank you for the beautiful email. Being the first thing I read this morning, it gave me the boost I needed to jump into the day.
This photo is peaceful and beautiful. The times I spend completely alone with only thoughts of the beauty of this life are few and cherished. We are all consumed with a lot of unnecessary busyness.
I'm glad you are feeling better. Stay well.
Love, audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Audrey,

Good to see you here again~~~I am hoping that you will have some time for YOU to get things healed, and better.
Always here for you my friend!


Deborah said...

OOOOooooooooo another fabulous morning!!! Love this shot. Sometimes I wish I could turn my mind off! Happy Friday. **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Deb, just get a stronger me, it helps! ;D
Believe me, I wish I could shut mine off least for a week, get some rest, and start over! LOL!!!


Ces said...

OMG! Another beautiful sky! Very dramatic, Anne. I am so glad you are capturing your skies more often. I can be entertained by merely looking at the clouds!

Later, honey. TSUP! TSUP!!!

Oh yes, breasts. Feel our boobies not just this month but everyday. Too many heartaches but also stories of courage.

We must eradicate breast cancer, in fact any cancer!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Me too Ces----head in the clouds! ;D
Yes---in our life time it would be wonderful to see breast cancer eradicated.
Make sure you know what's going onwith *the girls*!


Gloria said...

Beautiful sky Anne. Very nice. On the blogger thing, just go to "settings" , Select post editor, and then "old settings." It will take you back to the small pix. I did that. I'm back to normal just don't have the updated editor, but that's okay. Take care and have a great weekend.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Gloria,

Absolutely crazy that I have to change back to the editor that is going away....I am sitting here perusing WordPress, which I don't like, but it seems that there are not the constant changes.
Blogger is trying to be WordPress.....
HAve a good one! ;)


Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous sky.

I always intend on waking up early to enjoy some quiet, peaceful, and reflective solitude. But I can never manage to wake up early enough.

So glad the fog has lifted on you!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hello Bella, flying in!

I think I have hit the age where I am awake early because certain body parts think they need to wake me.
I would much rather be sleeping!!!
I would!

XXOO~~♥ chaser....

Silke said...

You know, I have these moments these days when I walk Winslow on the morning while most of the world is still asleep. These cooler mornings have been so appreciated!! Much love, Silke

Jan said...

Here I am, already practically the next day, complimenting you on your glorious morning photo. Thanks for sharing.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Blogging used to be fun. Now it is drudgery! Still waiting to be able to post since I am over my limit on photos that blogger can store without paying. I paid and still can't post! When the fun goes what is the sense in continuing, life is too short to waste time being aggravated. If I can find an easier way I will jump on it. Thanks for your rant, it made me feel much better, "Strength in numbers" you know...

*Ulrike* said...

I love early morning times when I do take the time to enjoy them. I think I need to slow time down some so I can recharge as you say!
take care,

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes, I have a thousand things to do today, and I am taking the morning dark to just ENJOY.
Everything goes too fast once my day starts....I figure it is okay to have a bit of time just for me.


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