Friday, October 18, 2013

Getting To Know Me


I presume (I tend to be a presumptuous lad) some of you are aware
that I am a person who enjoys and encourages 'quiet time' periods
during my day.

Coming from a very large family, it was difficult at the best of times
to have or experience anything 'quietly'.

Not to say that I didn't love being one of many,
I simply am saying that when I finally got out
on my own and experienced what 'quiet' was,
I realized that it would take some getting used to.

I did and began to really enjoy it.

I still do and seek it out.

A case in point was yesterday at the Park along the shores
of the Northwest Arm.
I noticed  the smallest stream trickling down the side of
a very large rock.
The stream was heading to the ocean which was a few feet away.

So I did what a 'quiet guy' can only do....
I videoed it!

Enjoy. 
We all deserve some 'quiet' throughout the day.


18 comments:

  1. I have never really trusted a person you cannot cope with their own company jimbo

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    1. I hear you John. Some people feel they need to be doing something all the time and with others all the time.

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  2. Wonderful spot for 'alone' time, Jim. Have a good day!

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    1. It was Sharon. Ron and Sophie were far ahead on the shore and I took advantage of it.

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  3. We have a waterfall and a fountain in our yard. Of course nature trumps both of those easily.
    The best is when you can be alone with yourself, even when surrounded by others.

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    1. So true Stew. You don't need a waterfall or whatever to be alone with yourself. With practice, you can do this anywhere.

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  4. That is such a great place to relax, Jim. I love the sound of water running or waves splashing against the rocks or any other sounds coming from the ocean, lake, etc. I find it very soothing. We all need a little time alone to get away from it all and get in touch with ourselves.

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    1. That we do Martha. Some days it's difficult to find the time to be quiet because we are all so busy doing what we either have to do or even like to do.

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  5. I like the sound of silence.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It can be very loud at first, Janie, but gets quiet after a while.

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  6. The quiet trickle of the stream and surge of the sea are mesmerizing! I could use it to fall asleep (except when the sea gets louder). My husband came from a family of 5 - there was always noise and commotion. Being an "only" I wasn't comfortable with it and liked my own quiet family. Of course, we went on to have 4 children of our own!

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    1. Barb, I could have fallen to sleep in a second near that rock.
      My husband still finds my family gatherings, let's say, challenging. He is from a very quiet family of 2 kids.

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  7. we all need to learn to be with ourselves, sometimes it takes a little longer for some of us...cough,cough!

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    1. Got a cold, Joanne? lol
      We live in such a 'social' world don't we. Where we are expected to surround ourselves with people all the time....otherwise we may be looked at as being antisocial or something!!

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  8. This would great make background for my sleep! I've been thinking of figuring how to take a recording of the surf here, loop it, and then put it on disk so I can use that for my "sound spa" at night.

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    1. What a good idea Mitch! Feel free to use and loop mine in the interim,

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