Friday, May 27, 2011

fff55 Stillness

Once upon a seaside walk I passed a towering rock that sheltered me, for a silent moment, shocking me with sudden calm in its invisible isolation chamber. The looming presence of the stone sucked every sound, stilling all noise of gusting wind or waves.  A chance to pause; I store that unexpected peace within me.

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More 55s over at the G-Man's blog

14 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

I'm not sure where or when it was I experienced it but your words very vividly reminded me of that sensation of sudden silent shelter. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

solitude is an important part of life...a chance to pause...nice...

Ellie Garratt said...

You've captured a feeling I've had many times whilst walking around Orcombe Point. Loved it.

Ellie Garratt

Chef Kar said...

"unexpected peace" ~ indeed, coming from a stone that sucks the noise. I enjoyed the serenity of your 55 this morning.

Here's mine: Friday Flash 55 ~ Doing Time

izzy said...

Great observation-and focusing on moments of peace is very valuable! Thanks.

hedgewitch said...

Nicely put--refuge is where you find it.

anthonynorth said...

Such solitude is an occasional must. Great 55.

ladynimue said...

Calmness personified !!
Really well written :)

Shanae Branham said...

Wow, you sure captured a lot of power in this piece. It was so intense I had to read it again. Kudos!
Cheers,
Shanae
My Blog

Akelamalu said...

A serenity inducing 55 today - I love it!

G-Man said...

AJ...
Very beautifully written.
Loved your peaceful 55.
Thanks for your loyal support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Monkey Man said...

I felt the peace just reading your 55. I will keep that image with me.

Jingle said...

smart conclusion,
lovely 55.
bless your weekend.

gautami tripathy said...

Serene ending...

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