Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stillness/Stagnation

I tried to stop the clocks,
thinking, maybe if I stay quiet,
time will quiet down, too.
Maybe if I don’t move,
time will stand still with me.
Stillness seems so appealing
until you realize you’re only
a breath away from stagnation.

30 comments:

  1. So true. There's a lot of wisdom in this.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  2. So true. Stillness does lead to stagnation.

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  3. That's true, isn't it? Stay still for too long and you stay there. Wonderful play on words.

    Shailaja's post

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  4. Interesting--sometimes I adore luxuriating in an expanse of time with nothing to do, and sometimes I am so stuck in a boring rut.

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  5. I know how this feels. Sometimes my life is moving too fast for me to catch up and I wish it'd pause, if only for a moment.

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    1. Exactly! Then it pauses and you're like, can we get moving again?

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  6. Boring vs stillness..it is a conundrum. I am never bored, since my mind seems to be constantly racing but stillness would be lovely one of these days.

    wonderful take on the prompt.

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  7. I've actually tried this; staying still enough for nothing to happen and hoping time stays. One of my biggest fears is boredom, and the feeling that things won't change. I really liked this.

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  8. You should crosstitch this on pillows, you'd make a fortune.

    well done

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  9. Great observation.....there is indeed a fine line between the beautiful calm of stillness and the overpowering stench of stagnation!

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    1. Ugh, stench is right! But there's nothing better than a still moment.

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  10. Wise words. There's got to be a balance, right? ;)

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  11. A lesson learned from a little blue fish... "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."

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  12. This is so well said-I agree-to keep moving is the only way to avoid stagnation:-)

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    1. Yep, it turns out napping doesn't work! ;)

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  13. I love the lesson in this! Very nice piece, Rachel. I really liked it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. a breath away from stagnation.

    So true.

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    1. Inhale/exhale...that's all it takes. Thanks for reading!

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