This week Patti of the esteemed lens-artist quartet invites us to share a quiet moment as many of us have rediscovered the value (and necessity) of finding quiet moments during the day to reflect or recharge.
I must admit initially nothing jumped up at me to post. It sounded like quite a philosophical topic and I thought to myself that I am not in a mood to think! At the time it didn’t occur to me if I do not want to think while posting I contradict myself, as the title of my blog translated from Afrikaans means Abrie thinks aloud… But it could also have been called Abrie laughs aloud or Abrie clicks aloud (the button of his camera). Thus not an intellectual platform (not of the ilk of Rodin’s thinker), but in the process Abrie does wonder, think, smile and may even become emotional, aloud.
Fortunately I have been true to the name as I had to think about this introduction and can now relax and write variations of balderdash, baloney and gobbledygook!
This past Saturday I went on a solitary hike (the second one in a week) 🙂 . The weather wasn’t perfect and I could not see the destination due to mist. I remarked to a friend via a text message that even if you cannot see your goal you needn’t be aimless. Having hiked this path before the weather didn’t deter me. Due to the inclement weather it made the mountain bigger by decreasing the amount of hikers. On Saturday this suited me just fine.
Walking solitary in nature is almost like a pilgrimage. You spent time with your own thoughts. What bugs you or what invigorates you. The things which bugged me was soon forgotten.
“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)