89. You Keep Quiet and I Will Go   1 comment

Michelle truly understands Duende — the spirit is Duende, which opens the doors wide into the night and welcomes inhabitable awe.

Michelle Adam

BLOG 89—(present reflections tied to March 2001 journal entries about my healing journey)—“For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for a second, and not move our arms so much,” wrote the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda in his poem “A Callarse” more than fifty years ago, when life moved much slower than it does today. He added, “Perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death.”

Today, not only do I still treasure Neruda’s words and poem, but I also love the wisdom that he shares that is so needed in today’s fast-paced world. It reminds me of a time, more than 20 years ago, when I had a chance to truly slow down and experience the rich flavor of stillness that awaited me against my will. I had become injured…

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Posted November 10, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “89. You Keep Quiet and I Will Go

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  1. Absolutely agree with this statement. One now only needs to find out what the silence means.

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