October 10, 2014


Seeking Silence

If there wasn't white space on a page, just think what a jumble your brain would try to make of the words?

Have you ever noticed that when you're cuddled with your little one, and reading a story aloud, that if you slow the pace, and pause between paragraphs, that the story takes on a deeper meaning? 

And what about all that clutter in my home? Is the collection of candles gathering dust on the shelf adding anything beautiful to my life?

Lastly, your teenager is telling you of a struggle. And all sorts of advice is bubbling up inside your brain. Stories of your youth, warnings of friends who went astray. This is when we all should put a muzzle on our tongues. Just breathe and let them talk. Just be, and embrace the silence. When white space is intentionally created, those things that are left on the page, in your home, on your tongue, immediately gain more substance.

And beauty.

And grace...

Published: October 10, 2014 | Filed under: Me

Comments (4)
Kh. Tammy said:
October 10, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

"Set a watch O Lord before my mouth, and a door round about my lips. " Thank you for this Jane. I do love white space! Yours, Kh. T

Sara Monge said:
October 10, 2014 @ 2:47 PM

Thank you for that lovely picture of the white page. I need to remember this!

Carol said:
October 10, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

Lovely thoughts. I find myself always trying to declutter and create white space somewhere - be it a surface, closet, my desk or my mind.

mamahay said:
October 10, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Oh, I needed this today. Thank you.

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