Song Grooves: Listening to the Silence

The other day I caught up by phone with a friend who travels nonstop as part of her job. Whenever she gets a chance, she’s always off to fun places. (We are kindred spirits.) The last few months of sheltering at home on her own have been a huge change of pace. She’s been reaching out to help others (she dropped off a sweet care package in our mailbox when I had strep) but she said, “This has been a season of silence.”

We talked about listening to the silence without disruptions…

Ripples of silence…

Later that day I dusted off Bruce Hornsby’s “Spirit Trail” playlist and grooved around the kitchen to the song “See the Same Way,” hitting replay several times whilst making supper. (Here’s a link to have a look and listen to the band rocking the song out of the ballpark: Bruce Hornsby: See the Same Way.)

A few songs later when “Listen to the Silence” popped up, the words jumped into my heart – especially after talking about how hard it is sometimes to listen in the silence.

“….People talk without listening/ People listen without hearing…”

Today here’s a YouTube of the song (email readers you know the drill, link to Roses website to have a listen.)

“Listen to the silence
A little quiet time
You just might find what you’re after
If you close your eyes”

Bruce Hornsby

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)

grace, peace & Silence grooves

Virginia : )

“Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.” Richard Rohr, OFM

This entry was posted in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Song Grooves: Listening to the Silence

  1. gmccjosinski says:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.