Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Listen to the land.

At a distance it's just another family farm.

Even in silence it speaks.  Abandoned.
Apparently, their story was simple.
Forgo the struggle and relinquish.  Disowned and left to ruin.

Listen carefully, the silence is deafening.

Have you heard the sound of evening fall?  Can you explain the sound of a heartbeat?
How does the rain explain it's falling for us?

Why not a Picture-Perfect journey?

"There was, really, nothing you could use as a blueprint for your life, except your past. There was no starting over. There was only picking up the pieces someone had left behind."
Jodi Picoult

"Listening is an attitude of the heart,
 a genuine desire to be with another 
which both attracts and heals." - Sura Hart

"The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to learn.  They are open to correction, and they become wiser through it."
 - Thomas Dubay

"Sometimes it's not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells."
 Richard Paul Evans

Listening, is only the icing on our cake, but also, watching the actions of those speaking,
 that is where the perfect slice of life resides.

"There's more than one way to tell each other things, and there's more than one way to listen, too." 
Katherine Hannigan

"We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say."
Zeno of  Citium

Thanks for stopping by to share this time together.


Debbie said...

i LOVE that last quote and it is something i ALWAYS try to do. i often fear i will say the wrong thing but more importantly, some people really just need someone to listen!!!!

i never aim for perfection but i just enjoy sharing joy rather than sadness!!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Thought provoking post, Karen. Great quotations. I love the photos.

RedPat said...

These B&W pics are lovely, Karen!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your b&ws very much.

DeniseinVA said...

I also like your black and white photos Karen.

Tom said...

Listening has become a lost skill. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Cloudia said...

Your words and silences are eloquent, K!

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ALOHA from Honolulu,

bettyl-NZ said...

Great monochrome shots. I agree with Tom. We need to teach this skill to the little ones.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Love the B&W shots!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

sage said...

Yes, listen!

Elephant's Child said...

A wisdom and beauty packed post.