The Sounds of Silence

The words to a Simon and Garfunkle song from my youth have been reverberating in my brain all week as I continue to agonize over the heartbreaking news in community where I live and serve.  Remember this? Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence

The Power of Solitude

I just finished reading a musing on the necessity of disconnecting ourselves from the social network in order to reconnect with our inmost selves.  I found myself resonating with nearly every word written.  Although I did not backpack around Europe as a young adult, as did the author of that piece, I did leave home and move across the country as a young woman, very much on my own and engaging in that often painful journey to self-discovery. The aloneness of that journey helped to shape me in so many ways.  I made a lot of major mistakes, and learned … Continue reading The Power of Solitude