“…the powers of quiet.”

quietFrom Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them in energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.

small town

On Saturday I had to run an errand downtown, and I grabbed my camera for a few shots along the way. It was a dreary day, but with all the rain we’ve had lately, grass and foliage are really green. I love my picturesque little town:

library

sidewalk

fence

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It really is a small town, and here’s proof: Just as I was getting back into my car I got a text from a friend — “I see you taking pictures downtown.” You have to be careful around here! :)

With gratitude,

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