“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.” – Swami Sivananda
K. Noel Photography
I REGRET OFTEN THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, NEVER THAT I HAVE BEEN SILENT.
Silence is one of those powerful moments that can channel so much meaning to a given situation. It can be used to pass judgment, permeate wisdom, show cowardice or bravery, or convey a powerful message of understanding.
No matter where you live, being in a modern lifestyle can sometimes make it difficult to find that moment of silence.
In Southern California, the moment can be found on days when you look up at the palm trees and for a brief moment the only sound you hear is the wind rustling the leaves. Or finding yourself alone in a coffee shop listening only to the clinks of dishes being washed in the back. Those are the moments that come and go so quickly you almost forget to appreciate it in such a loud city.
It’s those little things that people don’t pay much mind to that help us appreciate living this California lifestyle. It’s what tourists and visitors are looking for when they come out here…that moment their minds become silent and all they hear is the rustling of a palm tree or the crash of a wave.
We just have to remember to take that moment and know it is just as important as the sounds of city life.
“My life is like a stroll on the beach… as near to the edge as I can go.”
- When I first moved to California, I really did not expect the dreamy, fast-paced, frustrating, beautiful and curious way of life here.
- Sometimes there are days when the soul-sucking traffic makes me want to pull my hair out! Other times the ten minute trip to the beach on a sunny 75 degree day in January watching surfers and children makes me never want to look away. California is a place that takes and gives equally.
- I would like to see it for what it is. In all it’s grunge and glory.
- These pictures express just a small fraction of a Southern California life.