Sunday, April 20, 2014

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 sounds of silence
Simon & Garfunkel

My two guys,
stood on the porch as the sun set.
I wandered in silence,
to capture a few new buds
in the golden light
before darkness fell.
There was traffic out front,
some chirping birds
and a neighbor's music floating on the breeze.
But I was lost in silence.
The silence that comes when I'm 
alone with my thoughts.
Sounds and time just seem to fade away.

As I climbed up the stairs to the back deck,
I heard easy conversation flowing between 
father and son.
Such a simple thing.
Such a sweet sound to break my silence.
It wasn't hard to stand in this moment
and know that it far exceeded
any vision ever planted in my brain
while day dreaming or night dreaming.

Having grown up kids is wonderful.

 Linking up with Song-ography and Simple Things Sunday


  1. Beautifully stated and illustrated. It is so rewarding to stumble upon a casual conversation between father and child - sometimes we forget how amazing the simple act of nurturing truly is.

  2. How gorgeous are these!! Have a blessed Easter and a wonderful Marathon Monday! Are you coming into town to watch?

  3. Happy Easter, Adrienne. For some reason, your post brought a few tears to my eyes. Well, guess I can see more clearly now. :)

  4. Heartfelt post :-)

  5. Sigh...Happy Easter. I am missing my son so much today..beautiful post.

  6. Beautiful photos for the song lyrics.

  7. Lovely! I love how in it all you were just observing and taking it all in. I think it is a gift to be able to observe.

  8. such a GREAT post!!!
    I really enjoyed your words - so nice - and the photos are great - but the zinger at the end was something I could have said myself

    "Having grown up kids is wonderful."

    I agree. and so amen to that.
    have a nice day.

  9. Your so right about the silence and the beauty.
    Such wonderful moments . Both that came to light.

    I love what you did with this song also.

  10. Your entries are always little works of art!! This one is exceptionally beautiful and thoughtful!!

    I hope your weekend was joy filled!!

  11. What a sweet moment captured!

  12. Gorgeous light and silhouettes! I hope to be able to have easy heartfelt conversations with my sons one day too :)

  13. I'm sorry to be so late in visiting. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS silhouettes. I really like the contrast of the light/dark. Perfect for "Sounds of Silence". Thank you for joining in at Song-ography, and I hope you had a blessed Easter.