Blog: Creative Reflection - Noise in the Northwoods

Christine Alfery

Posted on May 28 2020

Blog: Creative Reflection - Noise in the Northwoods

Every summer holiday our lake explodes with unnaturalness. Jet ski’s go whizzing by pontoon boats slowly cruise the shoreline and loud voices shout over the noise of the engine. I watch them from my Adirondack chair and I ask – don’t you see? Don’t you understand the Northwoods – there is silence and natural beauty in the Northwoods – you are missing it.

As each day begins I try and see the beauty and peace of the Northwoods. It sets the mood for the day. For example today I feel the air move rhythmically - I don’t want to disturb its energy. I want to absorb its energy – and its peace. 

I choose to live in the peace and beauty of the Northwoods. Not every day is easy, but the early morning is always filled with a Northwoods quiet and I am so glad I am here to enjoy and absorb it.

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