“At the edge of silence,
you suddenly realized
that you had been given
the complete and utter gift
of your own transparency,
the revelation of your own
exact boundary with the world.
The frontier
between silence
and speech exactly the line
you must cross
to give yourself
while saving yourself,
the gleam in your heart and your eye,
another sun rising, the old memories
after a long night of absence
and the world again suddenly
worth risking,
worth seeing, worth innocence,
worth everything.

From Sligo : The Glen
Walking in and out of Silence
In RIVER FLOW: New and Selected Poems, by David Whyte.

What do you find at the “edge of silence”?

I took this photo on January 1, 2016 at Schleissheim Palace, just outside of Munich, Germany. You can purchase this photo and many others as wall art, mugs, throw pillows and other items on my photography site.  I would love to see you there.  Please feel free to leave comments, I am always grateful for feedback!

Thank you!  I hope that, no matter the difficulties that 2017 presents, that you still find what is truly “worth everything.”


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