Several flocks of ducks flew over the house this morning, going north to their summer dwellings.
I thought of counting them. There must have been more than 200 birds in each flock.
And then I came to my senses.
Why this need to count? To appropriate something by putting it into a category or a number? Why compare or count?
Let the birds fly north! Enjoy them as they are!
And most importantly, take in the beauty of their ways in silence just as they leave no traces in the sky.
Inspirations: Spring, morning sky and birds.
The infinite is in the details.
Every morning, I remain at awe that it is so close.
The smile of my son as he enters the kitchen,
the delicate aroma of the lavender sprig on the table,
the sun’s rays gently moving across the floor.
Inspiration: the details you see in silence and with humility.
Think and analyze with parsimony.
“Why?” has no answer.
Grace is everywhere.
In the slow rise of the moon, no matter where you are.
In a blade of grass, in the tenderness of your gestures, in your daily bread.
No need to worry — from dust you rose, dust you shall be.
Grace is not fussy.
Accompanying music: “Song of the universal” by Ola Gjeilo, listen here.
Inspiration: “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” – Ash Wednesday, reminding us to be humble and joyful, always joyful.
I carry silence.
It is as light as a cloud,
it can disappear at any time.
Je porte en moi le silence.
Il est léger comme un nuage ;
à tout moment, il peut disparaître.
As the evening gently ushers in the night,
I remain baffled at the continuous quarrels of mankind
amidst the silence of the stars.
Inspiration: New Year, peace, silence.
Sur la grande avenue, crachin de Décembre parisien, froid et éparpillé par le vent.
Bruit incessant des voitures sur les pavés mouillés et soudain, une mince clairière de silence.
Puis les voitures reviennent.
Inspiration: Paris en un jour magnifiquement gris.
Awake before the sun
I remain still under the feathered blanket
my thoughts galloping through the vastness of silence.
Inspirations: dawn, winter.