Looking and Not Talking


I’m hanging in a wordless space, even as I write these words.

Recently home from a family trip on the Oregon coast for the holidays, I’m savoring all I saw and heard there: my family, of course; and also blustery winds and rain; thundering waves; squawking seabirds; towers of sand; and fairy woodlands, waterfalls dashing amidst stones and trees adorned with moss, lichen and teeny mushrooms.

People I love are still facing serious health crises and I’m silently holding them in my heart.

Yesterday I gathered with friends as in creative silence we asked our personal dreams for 2019 to appear on vision boards.

The visual storyteller Maira Kalman, when asked about her love of museums, spoke of the peace in “just wandering and looking…I think we have the opportunity to understand silence around us, and really looking all the time.  There’s always the opportunity. And there’s never a lack of things to look at, and there’s never a lack of time not to talk.”

Looking and not talking. Yes, I’ve been in this space and do not want to leave it. So this month I offer a few pictures for you to look at and ponder if you choose, with some white space around them…


































(The entire “On Being” interview with Kalman, sent to me by a dear friend, is fabulous and can be found HERE.)




  1. I so enjoy your posts! Thank you for sharing. I hope that all you envision and hope for in 2019 comes true for you. I too am holding a vision for the new year that I hope to bring to fruition in 2019. Your post reminded me to ground myself in nature and love while continuing to hold my hopes and dreams in my heart and mind. Thank you!

    • Anne Peek

      Thank you Tammy! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog. Blessings to YOU in 2019!

  2. Anne,
    Your words are a reflection of what I am experiencing this week. Any interaction with the world outside myself, even by loved ones, feels like an invasion into my personal space. I am in a deep conversation with my spirit. It is a sacred space. Blessings on your journey!

    • Anne Peek

      Thank you Amy! Blessings to YOU as you converse with your spirit.


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