On May 8, 2024
Columns

A magic in the stillness

After the month that was, chances are that by now, you need a little resolve. This week brings one of the most calm and quiet weeks we’ll see in some time.

Though collectively, we’ve grown grossly unused to it, there is a magic in the stillness,  in the calm and quiet where nothing seemingly happens. Alas! It is where everything happens.

It’s the magic of fully being in your surroundings. Not anticipating the pinging of the next notification or the hundred and one tasks you have to accomplish. It’s the magic of the sun upon your face, the mid-season breeze at your back. The hot cup of coffee warming your hands.

Maybe it’s your favorite meal with a smooth full-bodied shiraz that touches your soul in all the right ways. It could be your favorite song that evokes a joyful memory. The fragrance of a rose that makes you wonder how is something so divine even possible. It could be the devilish sparkle in your lover’s eyes that reminds you of the feeling of belonging to someone.

It’s all these little things we take for granted, choosing things that likely wouldn’t choose you. This week, choose the things that bring calm, joy, abundance and permanence. 

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Graduation: Milestones and outlooks

June 19, 2024
Building our Killington Dream lodge, Part 18 Mom and Dad were digging in deep to tie us to the state of Vermont and all it stood for like self-reliance, hard work, and the courage to create an authentic life. These qualities to me represented Vermonters and what Dad was striving to accomplish. Mom supported him…

Baseball memories

June 19, 2024
I have been to the new Yankee Stadium once. Obviously, since I still call it the “new” Yankee Stadium even though it’s over a decade old. Maybe it smells older now, that combination of piss, hot dogs and popcorn that lingered throughout the stadium. It was too new then, the smells were wrong, the field…

Testing the Limits

June 19, 2024
The PGA’s U.S. Open was held this past week. The tournament is traditionally considered the hardest test of golf in the calendar year. It is also one of four “majors,” meaning, of all the tournaments on the golf schedule, this is considered the most important, most profitable, and most coveted by the players. If you…

Charles Wallace the Magnificent, a tribute: part 2

June 19, 2024
By Bruce Bouchard and John Turchiano Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano, his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide…