The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.
The invitation is to write so we can hear the quiet. This is an invitation to consider the way you will craft your words. Here are four ideas to allow quiet to take the stage.
Use white space to slow the reader by create empty spaces for quiet to fill.
Repeating softy sounds will sweep in quiet.
Muted, subtle, and soft colors will create a sense of quiet.
Consider the way punctuation can create space for silence.
*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.
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9 thoughts on “open invitation no. 75: quiet”
In the quiet noise of grief, I share an edited version of the “remembrance” I offered at my daughter’s celebration of life (January 30, 2022): https://untanglinglifedotblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/11/to-see-the-face-of-god/
Anew? Beginning again in an unexpected (and broken) way: https://ruthayreswrites.com/2022/02/12/anew/
Still on my path to accept turning 50. https://justforamonth.blogspot.com/2022/02/quiet.html
Fun new book.
Love this invitation to quiet. Here’s where it led me:https://litbitsandpieces.com/2022/02/13/on-quiet/
Mornings are quiet here on the Johnson Funny Farm https://kimhaynesjohnson.com/2022/02/15/2873/
Sneaking in late with a posting of magical moments!
I thank you, Ruth, for the invitation to write about quiet. I took a recent poem written for Laura Shovan’s 10th Annual February Poem Project and revised it to express my heart thoughts on quiet (something I need in my life). It took many looks at my writing style and embellishments to create something that I wanted to share on your site. I am running late on most projects but hope you understand. https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2022/02/wintering-time.html
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