Dynamics

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When the wind takes its fingers and scrapes along the top of the forest, a murmur of voices erupts. This is the sound of lovers who can whisper and speak out loud at the same time. Ears have the ability to hear these intertwined singers, but eyes become dreamy, unreliable, confusing the woodlands as an enclosed space, separate, silent. The mind fears a silent lover, guessing whose voice belongs to the wind, whose sway belongs to the trees, categorizing them into a system of silence. Our thoughts search to hear each thread and give them individual titles. It is not a system the wind seeks, but a touching of the tree. It is not a system the forest seeks, but a touching of the earth. Upon the ear’s recognition, fear fades and minds relax, the forest no longer is disembodied. Trees have voices, so must the wind. Roots have voices, so must the earth. Lovers have voices, so must love. As our minds settle, we become the sound of lovers who can whisper and speak out loud at the same time.

 

 

 

It is impossible not to sing.
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24 Responses to Dynamics

  1. Beautiful and true words, thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Reblogged this on EdwardianPiano and commented:
    A wonderful piece of writing by Elan Mudrow on the voices of Nature.

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  3. Sona Rulz says:

    Hey guy! U must have some fabulous STARS positioned in ur birthchart which made u this terrific illustrator…. it penetrates the bones.

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  4. countingsheepstudio says:

    This is incredible, your words sing to me – thank you.

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  5. Joyful2bee says:

    OMG! This is amazing!! I love the sound of the wind through the trees but never would have thought of it with such beauty and complexity and simplicity! Truly beautiful!

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  7. This is cool, the eloquence of words with nature and love in an unsuspecting place. This is beautiful not cool. Very mesmerizing.

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  8. So well put, Élan! You have a masterful gift!

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  9. James Bui says:

    A beautiful piece! Well-written!

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  10. This took me to some dreamy island.

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  11. Helen Jones says:

    This is lovely – I especially like the first line 🙂

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  12. vivachange77 says:

    Gentle and pervasive words. Your images float and are grounded in deep reality.

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  13. Beautifully written! 🙂

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  14. Very fascinating write! Drew me in and held me right till the very end.

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  15. tweetyshah says:

    Loved last line! 🙂

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  16. hedgesjl says:

    I love the lines: “Trees have voices, so must the wind. Roots have voices, so must the earth. Lovers have voices, so must love.” Thanks for writing!

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  17. L U C I D says:

    Powerful imagery. “lovers who can whisper and speak out loud at the same time” gave me chills

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