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Sometimes all we need to do is listen!?!

(stone carving on the outside of the Basilica dei Santa Maria e San Donato, Murano, Italy)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Sometimes all we need to do is listen!?!

(stone carving on the outside of the Basilica dei Santa Maria e San Donato, Murano, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (22)

Isn't that wonderful! And I love your processing for this (as usual!).
Our little free local paper has some terrific writers - one of them is also a professor of writing at NAU. I read her article today about "writing for the ears" - how listening to stories is very different from reading them. She took the kids outside for about 35 minutes with the instruction to downplay their overused visual systems... to listen to everything without the need to identify it... to just take it all in. I'll do that on my next walk!
Ginnie Hart: What a fabulous story, Elizabeth, to accompany this image of mine. Thank you for sharing it. I can't imagine any one of us NOT needing to listen more....
Wonderful textures pictured here, Ginnie, and wise words.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank. Now I need to pay attention to my own words!
wise counsel, Ginnie, and rather appropriate scene to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. Now I need to pay attention to my own words!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 May 2017, 04:25
....and I think that listening is the most difficult thing there is. I love these early mornings when I walk to the parking garage and hear the birds waking up and talking to each other.
Love the carving and all the faded details (if that is possible).
Ginnie Hart: We have become so used to an environment that is filled up with NOISE, Astrid. Some people always have the TV or radio on in the background, just to fill up the `space.` I guess that´s why `the sound of silence` has become increasingly important to me. Bedankt.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 May 2017, 06:21
This looks extremely ancient, Ginnie - might it be a re-used Roman stone?
Ginnie Hart: Your guess is surely better than mine, Lisl. Wouldn´t we love to know!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 May 2017, 06:33
e might have been an actual person now lost in the mists of time Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: I ´spect so, Chris. I just marveled at how in tact the ears were!
  • Alan
  • Carnan, Eochar
  • 10 May 2017, 06:48
Listening is good; I wish more people did it during my working life smile . I wonder if this ever had a face but weathering has taken it away over the years?
Ginnie Hart: We all know the adage that the good lord gave us two eyes and two ears but only one mouth, Alan, for a reason! But we seldom pay attention, right? I assume there once WAS a face on this carving but all has bee lost except what is most important, perhaps?
Now I understand what faceless means Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. smile
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 10 May 2017, 07:41
It does not seem to need the detail to be interesting, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Ray!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 May 2017, 07:46
a very impressive find! I agree with your words - audio books have become rather popular in our country and I like them, too.
Ginnie Hart: I used to listen to audio books on the drive to and from work years ago, Philine. It´s a good way to catch up on what you want to `hear` and thereby multi-task.
Is this a faceless bureaucrat?
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, Bill. Since he was on the outside of the church, we may never know!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 May 2017, 08:04
but what about return cues? lol you need a face for that lol so the talker knows you care about what they are saying... well... you need a face for other things too haha... weird and wonderful picture today smile
Ginnie Hart: No chance of seeing or speaking evil, Elaine...just hearing it? It´s fun, isn´t it!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 May 2017, 08:14
Bizarre cette tête sans visage.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Martine!
Isn't it strange to think that if the face hadn't weatherd away the ears might not have appeared so prominent.
Ginnie Hart: What an astute comment, Brian. Yes, indeed!
Oh how I love silence...couldn't agree more with your comments Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: We've already had enough of a hubbub to last the rest of our lives, Robin. Let's grab the sound of silence whenever we can!
That is good advice to a sometimes too talkative person.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I think all of us should pay attention, Mary!
belle trouvaille!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
No, all we need to do is feel.
Can you feel his smooth face now? wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, I can, LC. smile
So worn - it might almost be modern smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know what you mean, Tom...like with jeans nowadays!
I love that shot.
We all need to listen more than we speak.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. We all could listen more, I'm sure of it!
this is well and good, but I am sometimes so busy listening that I have no time to complain! smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, Larry. You could teach us all a thing or two!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 24 May 2017, 14:10
Is that why we were given one mouth and two ears??
Love this!
Ginnie Hart: So I've heard, Bonnie. smile

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