Sunday, October 31, 2010

Popinjay - Silent

I haven't done Popinjay in a few weeks, but I'm back!

This week's prompt is "Silent".

1. Making no sound, quiet, still
2. characterized by absence of speech or sound
3. unspoken, tacit

On Saturday afternoon, I went for a run over by the river in my hometown. I always run with my headphones on and my music cheering me on. Although the fact that I'm listening to music obviously means that I'm not in complete silence, there is something that happens to me, when i'm running outdoors, blocked from the rest of the world by my music that actually represents a sort of "silence" to me.

I get caught up in the music, and after a while, barely even notice it is there, and what happens in turn, is that the world around me becomes silent, still, foreign, and beautiful in it's quietness.

This is the world I ran through Saturday:

It's hard to not be inspired to run just a little further when this is your view, don't you think?

Make sure to stop by Michelle's to "hear" what silence sounds like to others.


Amber said...

Pretty!! I love gorgeous fall pictures like that. (It's not what fall looks like here.) =p

~michelle pendergrass said...

I've always wished I was a runner. I imagine it is so refreshing!! Love the scenery!!

Karina said...

Amber, I have more "fall" photos to share with those of you who don't get the leaves...stay tuned.

Michelle, I've NEVER wished I was a runner, lol...but now that I am...yes, it is refreshing, and exhilirating...kind of amazing.

Poof said...

Those leaves are spectacular! Mine don't look like that yet. Interesting how having music in headphones can also be like silence. I used to walk with headphones and you're right, there's a kind of silence going on.