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Down Into the Quiet. | Bethany Suckrow

Down Into the Quiet.

I miss my Monchsberg often, paths winding to the full view of Alps laced in snow and pine and a kind of quiet that separates and slows.

Walking along the trails, the dark stairs, the muddy riverbeds and hollow canyons of Mathiessen State Park and Starved Rock, my heart found its way down into that quiet again, briefly.

Are you okay?” he asks tentatively.

Yes,” I smile, and mean it.

I am, because for once the quiet is deep enough to silence the noise, to pull me away from the trivialities, to bring me down into awe and wonder.

I sit on a rock and stare. I exhale echoes of gratitude.

Where does your heart find its quiet?

  • http://KatieAxelson.com/ Katie Axelson

    My parents own a cabin in the mountains. We usually arrive after it’s dark so we wake up and see the view for the first time. Even though it’s not the first time, our jaws drop like it is. Every time it puts me in awe of God’s handiwork. Silence and peace shine from the peaks and valleys. The treetops radiate utopia. In that first waking moment, it doesn’t matter if you’re hungry, need to use the restroom, or didn’t sleep well… life is perfect. You can’t help but smile.

    Katie

  • http://the-blank-page.blogspot.com/ Laura

    My quiet is in West Texas under the incredibly starry night sky. And you can’t imagine being surrounded by this much quiet anywhere else, and the dry wind is blowing in your ears. Thanks for this lovely post. We all need more quiet in our lives.

    • http://christymcferren.com/ Christy McFerren

       Hey, Laura. I’m from West Texas also. I know what you are talking about, about those big expanses of starry sky. Nothing like it. Makes me homesick to hear you describe it today!

  • http://christymcferren.com/ Christy McFerren

    My quiet place is on a hill overlooking Austin. It’s not the popular one everyone knows about. It’s mine. I love watching the city from above, and imagining how God must feel from up high, where you can breathe and see.

  • http://twitter.com/Sophie_Novak Sophie Novak

    I usually feel quiet when I’m travelling – on the move. Nothing more peaceful than looking through the window, while listening to nice music. Eternal inspiration for sure. Beautiful words Bethany.