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

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2 Responses to Song Grooves: Listening to the Silence

  1. gmccjosinski says:

    Beautiful

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