|Hello Dear Ones –
David Wagoner offers a lovely poem here about quieting our minds and our environments to hear the singing of the stars. As I read through the poem I saw example after example of noise in my life…television – yes; street traffic – my block is a long two-lane one-way, making it a raceway for hot rodders who love to share the joy of their vehicle’s blastibility; overhead jets – this same street is in the airport’s flight path; sirens – I’m convinced that there is a municipal bylaw requiring emergency drivers to crank up the volume when driving through my neighborhood.
We all have our noise lists. The question is, what are we doing to diminish the volume so that heavenly whispers, internal and external, can be heard?
I loved that the people in this poem who had the least of all from a material perspective were the ones gifted with the richness of the stars’ offerings. Perhaps the lack of distractions, less noise in their world, helped them to be more deeply tuned in to the celestial songs.
Wishing you peace and quiet,