Lost, Stand Still; Listen to the Quiet of the Forest, Find Your Way

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Lost, Stand Still; Listen to the Quiet of the Forest and Find Your Way


I came across this post from a year ago tonight and thought an encore was in order, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Though it has been an overwhelmingly busy week this week, I am still helping out at the Franciscan house as I try to always do a few afternoons on any week that I am in town.

And it is a good thing since there is always a great need.

Today after things calmed down and Fr Finnian who I was working with left for home I was doing a bit of paperwork when I happened upon a cool little poster that Fr. Placid had set out and I thought that my internet friends may enjoy it too.

So if you are feeling a bit lost, or think you may someday, take a look at the poster and enjoy…


Lost, Stand Still.

The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost.

Wherever you are is called Here,

and you must treat it as a powerful stranger,

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes.  Listen.

It answers; I have made this place around you.

If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches are the same to Wren.

If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,

You are surely lost.  Stand still.  The forest knows

Where you are.  You must let it find you.

-David Wagoner


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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

What a wonderful quote.  It does open ones mind to what is around us. Thanks for sharing

May 04, 2020 01:32 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - what a nice "find" and that "discovery" can have multiple meanings which enhances its value to me.  

May 04, 2020 04:52 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. When I was involved with a large tree farm in California I would often ride out to a secluded spot in the evening to enjoy the quiet of the Forest! 

May 04, 2020 05:03 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob I had not seen this poem before, but I like it.  There is a calming feeling to it.

May 04, 2020 11:51 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I moved out of the urban environment three years ago and have never regretted it...

Happy Monday afternoon Bob Crane 

May 04, 2020 04:08 PM #5
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