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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

An Odd Moment in Time

This morning, as I folded laundry in the bedroom I suddenly sensed the oddest thing.

The windows were open to a soothing breeze with the curtains fluttering gently. Gwennie was curled up near me on the rug watching my every move; she is a fabulous guard dog. Sunshine filtered through the thick pine branches near my window making little patterns on the floor.

And then this unusual thing occurred.

Silence. Total, complete silence. Like being in a vacuum. As if time had stopped, with not a sound to be heard. Anywhere. Not a bird chirping, no insects buzzing, not a car or truck or plane. No dogs barking, no tv sounds or voices on the street. Sudden deafening silence.

I thought I had suddenly lost my hearing, dropped the towel I was folding to clap my hands. I said, "Oh!" loudly, making Gwennie jump up in a dither.

Relieved that I had not become deaf, I stood quite still and listened. How strange that this moment in time on this regular day, during a dull chore, made me feel....well, happy. Almost exhilarated.

For five or six minutes, perhaps a bit longer, I stood looking out the window at the quiet unmoving world.

And then everything started back up again. I heard crickets and sparrows, a car honked a few streets over and the neighbor's cat across the street meowed loudly.  The silent spell was broken; the earth began to turn again.

I began folding towels anew, and smiled and hummed to myself.

21 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

That's very rare even here at the end of the world :-) It is nice when it happens though :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Topper said...

Very interesting Moment in time? I wonder what was occurring elswhere in the world? Also a very calming moment in time I would think. A moment of peace and quiet.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hmmmm...how unusual! wonder what caused it?

Ashling said...

How utterly magical....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

True silence is so rare. Perhaps time stood still for a minute?

Linda Wildenstein said...

Being a person who believes in signs...I would say that...something wants you to capture that moment for yourself.
What else might it mean???? Only you and the universe know.
How utterly delightful. Oma Linda

Sandy Sandy said...

Glad it was just a glitch in time and not your hearing, sweetie!

Witchy Cats said...

Whoah, sounds like heaven on earth to me! ;)

Hugs,

Kim

Introverted Art said...

wow Robin, it's like a moment of magic in time... When the world shows you the mysteries of the universe.

Aine O'Brien said...

I have experienced this a couple of times in my life. I wonder still what caused all the wildlife to be silent - what did they sense? It must be such a presence to be felt by all of nature if only for a moment!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great sign Robin! Total silence! Very rare!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I love those moments. It's like the whole universe just slots into place and you have a moment of perfect peace.

Jeanne said...

Interesting.... Definitely a glitch occurred somewhere.

Rue said...

Real silence is very rare. How special that you were able to notice it and soak in it for a while. A gift!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Silence is a very rare thing! Most interesting. Perhaps a message of some kind for you to detangle. Thank you for following us, most grateful for your acquaintance, also love Pyewacket + Pixie but found unable to leave a comment there. best wishes Minerva + Mrs Black x

mrsduncanmahogany said...

What a beautiful and rare thing to have happened! A bit freaky if I do say so, but oh so intriguing!

Lili said...

Glad you have it documented, it seems as though you will want to remember when this happened and the happiness you were feeling. It may make sense to you at a future point. Although I know that had to be a little frightening, I couldn't help but smile when you automatically clapped your hands! ~Lili

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've experienced this a few times in my life and it is startling, magical, and peaceful.

Grandma Josephine always called it the opening of the door, but would never explain what she meant.

oldgreymare said...

when it happens to me I believe someone is trying to get my attention..so i pay attention <3

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

What a wonderful moment, to share with us. Thank you.

Happy Autumn Harvest,
"Auntie"

c. Joy said...

I missed this post, so glad I got a chance to read it. Interesting how complete silence can get your attention almost like someone calling your name - or honking their horn at you.