Stillness is the canvas against which movement can become beautiful.
We can only appreciate movement against the background of stillness.
Were everything kinetic, we could not know what movement is.
As sound is sistered to silence, movement is sistered to stillness.
. . .
A river blends music of movement with an
enduring and accompanying depth of stillness.
Again, its journey is always out of silence,
and this silence dwells deep in the river, too.
If only our lives could achieve, or indeed allow, such grace and elegance.
If we could but find a rhythm of being
which could balance a contemplative grace,
a poetry of motion
and an accompanying stillness and silence,
our pilgrimage through this world would flow in beauty through
the most ragged and forsaken heartlands of confusion and dishevelment.
~John O’Donohue in Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.