During the holidays, I find myself wanting for moments of quiet and peace. How about you? One of the benefits of being near a park is that I can always escape there. It is a place as Wendell Berry says, “where one’s inner voices become audible.”
I learned long ago that whenever I speak, my voice drowns out my inner voice. As I gained wisdom with age, I have learned that those moments of quiet and peace become more and more important to my physical and mental health.
Our hustle and bustle society pressures us all to be doing and busy. Experiencing solitude is not an escape from being busy and working, in fact it is some of the most important work we can do.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving week. It is a week of being grateful, and I have learned to be very thankful for two of God’s greatest gifts — peace and quiet.