Sounds of silence
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August 16th, 2009 – by: hummingbird50
I did my to do list...did it again...made sure I had everything...checked that my bigger backpack was ready ...talked to Shaun and the neighbors so they could look after Tuggs......
I was simply going to the best place on earth...for two whole nights alone...to sit a see all the stars in the sky..no phones, no vehicles, no planes, trains, no people were going to be up there...just me, the cabins and a few lakes to swim in...ooooooooooo the excitement.
So here the day is FINALLY here.
So I got out to my friends about 400pm...
Ooooo the excitement I was feeling. the day was perfect not a cloud in the sky...no breeze....PERFECTION. The evening could not have been better if I had planned it myself...simple put the best...not a breeze...a warmth enveloped me like a blanket...was wondrous. The water had not a single ripple...the swim and temperature were perfect....everything was SHEER PERFECTION.
SO HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF HEARING WHAT SILENCE SOUNDS LIKE.
I had not really heard what it all sounded like until this fine evening I was enjoying.
It was so profound...something like out of a dream...SILENCE WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE.
I think it must be different for everyone.
I was at total peace..being surround by such great beauty as where I was at that moment in time.
An experience I will never forget as long as I have breath in me.....
It was phenomenal....
We got to the cabin...past the two little swimming lakes...Not a ripple on the lakes...the birds were still chattering...and there were hummingbirds out there. I had heard them before...but I always thought there may not be enough nectar for them out there and that they may die. but I spoke to my friend and he told me...that right now there is so much fireweed...by the hundreds of thousands (makes the best honey)...and these little birds also survive on insects....which BTW there are billion of:)
My friend turned in almost by the time we got there.
By the time I was finished my swim...had a wee bit to eat it was close to 1000pm...and the sunset was at it's best...I ran out to the helicopter landing pad...and took as many photos as I could...I just could not get enough..was soooo beautiful.
I could only hear one bird still singing his song until the sun was almost finished setting.
The air was so balmy...the water so still it looked like glass...the air was fresh..still with the smell of the trees...soil...water...and something light and sweet in the air. The blueberries are now at their height...the lowest ones are the sweetest...there are ones that are almost black that are semi-sweet..then the larger bushes are not quite ready yet.
I sat on that helicopter landing pad till dark...I laid back and looked up in the sky...so many stars we do not see where we live with lights...and not a noise to be heard.
I thought something must be wrong at first...I laid back closed my eyes breathed in the fresh air...not a sound...not a peep..not a crash in the bush...no frogs (grin)...no wind...nothing complete and utter silence like nothing I have ever experienced before...nothing...absolutely nothing...I first laid back to see what my ears could pick up...(nothing)...silence..so I started to really listen...first good thing is my ears don't hummmmmm when they hear nothing (good thing)...I picked up my breathing at bit so I could hear what it sounds like.
Then I just let everything fall away...I could take my thoughts anywhere I chose...and all I could hear was silence...then I tried to think of nothing at all...and Wow...was so amazing to hear nothing...and think nothing..something wondrous.
I opened my eyes to look up at the night sky...so many satellites...and the stars so bright...and all I could hear was my thoughts....
I could go on...but then it could get boring.
I made my way inside the cabin to try to fall asleep...and found that I could not.
You see even though all was silent for the night...we had some people that came by from wandering the trail...they were a couple of men who none of us members knew.
I was very sad to go...but still happy I got to experience such an awesome evening...one I will never forget.
I will go out again next week...and get my day....my little soul loves it out there.
I will also plan for a whole week out there alone...I just have to plan it.
Thanks for coming with me on this one of a kind journey....
May you experience the sound of silence like I did...made me very humble in a world that is filled with sound:):)
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