Its main purpose was to have somewhere to park my passions.
A place that would live on in cyberspace even if I went to the cyberspace in the sky. Heaven has really good WiFi I hear, plus exceptionally comfy living quarters. I bet heaven is quiet too.
Seriously though, when I started the blog, I was searching for a way to relax and have some quiet time from a very hectic work schedule. The blog became a reason to get more in touch with nature, finding places to go where there is relative “quiet”.
I usually try to steer clear of people there though. Why? To ensure quiet. Also, to catch them doing what they do.
What I wish I could show you is the feeling of “quiet”. The busyness of things around us lives in a dual existence of quiet. We can tune out the noise and just look for the quiet within. In the case of a snowstorm, there is maximum quiet.
A snow-covered nature is almost always quieted, its silence and stillness quieting a world filled with humans that make too much darn noise. Maybe that is why I like snow so much. It is also why I wish I could bottle that quiet even if I just give it away to others.
There have been loads of posts recently with the ten best photos of 2015. I can honestly tell you, I could not pick out ten “best” photos, mainly because I rarely look at them in that way. Each image has its own reason for being taken.
Inspiration plays a large part. What inspires me is likely not what would inspire you. You have to find your own inspiration, your own path to joy and creativity. Your own way to separate the noise from the quiet. “Quiet” is a highly underrated luxury, just ask any frazzled mother with a houseful of kids. A day for themselves is a welcomed gift. Go find some today.