Stillness

Stillness

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” –

Winnie the Pooh

It has been anything but still in my little place on this earth lately.  Strong winds day after day…. but at least the roof is holding on.  One day, it will be still.  One day the winds will stop blowing.  Until then, I’ll try to find the stillness inside.  🙂

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11 thoughts on “Stillness

  1. What a beautiful photo. Are your winds seasonal, and expected, or are you having some of what we like to call “unusual weather”? We’re happy as can be – finally some rain after entirely too much dry. We need more, but we got enough to soften the ground and make it receptive when the next batch comes!

    • Strong winds are to be expected at this time of the year Linda, but locals I’ve spoken with have felt the winter is a bit worse than usual. Many locals simply head north to the sunshine for July and August, as I’ve noticed this year. I managed to take my first walk for days this morning and avoided being blown away – just!
      I’m pleased you’ve had rain. The wonderful smell of the earth as it opens up to the first of the season’s rain after the long dry is almost as nice as freshly baked bread!

    • Thanks Eddie! That was a superb morning, when I took this image, but next time I stopped there, it just wasn’t the same. Glad I did have that experience though 🙂

      • Hehe, yes that would really be a challenge.
        This reminds me of something a Zen teacher once told me. He said one of the differences between Japanese and “Western” students became obvious when he was in the meditation hall and a small earthquake came all of a sudden: while the “Westeners” stopped meditating and almost panicked, the Japanese students just kept on sitting…
        Anyway, since I have never experienced an earthquake in my life, I am pretty sure I’d be the typical Westener… 😉

        Take care during the winds!

      • I’ve been thru a couple of minor shakes, but really it was over and done before I could blink. Going thru a mini cyclone many years ago was worse….
        Thanks, I’ll do my best to stay safe in the winds 🙂

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