The Sights of Silence


| 7/16/2010 1:15:28 PM


Red Pine Mountain logoMountain Man can tell you I love to talk. Chatter is really a more appropriate description. Kind of like a magpie who can go on and on and on. When I finally see Mountain Man's eyes glaze over and hear his "Yes Dears" become more frequent, then I know I've exhausted even his most patient listening capabilities.

And, my chatter isn't limited to Mountain Man. I gab away to the horses and the dogs and let's be honest, even to myself.

Lately I've been experiencing writer's block.  I sit down to write every day, fingers poised above the keyboard waiting for some words to flow, but what I write is worthy only of the delete button.

What happens when a writer can't write? And, why can't I write because I sure can talk? What to do? Where to go?

As I always do when I'm in need of answers, I wandered Red Pine Mountain where we are now enjoying beautiful summer days. Perhaps if you've never lived in a harsh winter climate, you don't realize how fleeting summer time can be. When July rolls around, we, who live in this winter pararadise, are already marking the days on the calendar until the the first frost.



When I began my walk, at first I was my usual chattering self. I stopped to speak to Mountain Man at work on a new project, I spoke to the dogs busy at play in the yard, the snake crawling across my path. Oh, I was as noisy as the blue jays who now surround our feeder. But then, an idea came into my cacophonous brain. What if I just stayed silent? Could I do it?

Mountain Woman
8/9/2010 6:55:51 AM

Jeanette, Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate your visiting my blog.


Jeanette Robinson
8/8/2010 5:44:21 PM

That was very beautiful, please keep up the good work


Mountain Woman
8/7/2010 3:27:02 PM

Susan, Thanks for your kind words. It was 40 here this morning and it's almost as if the air has shifted. I love these tail end days of summer. Yes, winter is so beautiful and always enchanting. Coalyard Charlie, Thank you very much :-) Thank you both for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave comments. I really appreciate it.