Saturday, April 28, 2007

AND TIME STOOD STILL

Such a picture of tranquility, peace, and time standing still but for only a second. I can't explain how the Amish people and their lives draw my heart toward the peace and quiet that surrounds them. If I had no kids left at home, I would surely learn more of their lifestyle. Living it is one thing I know. But for them it is the most natural thing in the world, just like our lives are for us. But as I stay in my cabin, in the dark of night, with oil lamps and candles burning. The quiet that surrounds me except for maybe the sweet song of the nightingale, I feel whole, and at peace with my soul. It has really been eye opening for me. I have really gotten to know myself, and who I am and what I'm about. And I'm learning more everyday. I'm thankful for my little get-away cabin, and the primitive lifestyle that I have chosen to live there. My mind wanders to things that really matter. In the quietness, my spirit hears the music that nature plays and the song that fills my soul is one of depth, lyrics that speak of family, love, Jesus Christ, and all things that matter. In the quietness I can hear the song well, it's not stifled by phones, tv, alarms, the things that steal away time and peace of mind. Thank you Lord, for the song that sings to my soul.

9 comments:

Day4plus said...

It is such a comforting way of life and i applaud you for trying to live it to some content. A friend of mine told me once i should and could live a more primitive life-style and while I did agree at that time---I replied that i had gotten used to a few modern conveniences. Today I think I would be happy closer to that life. MB

Day4plus said...

What I meant by "I should and could live that life-style" was that I was living a pretty basic country style already and loving it, I could easily cut out some more things--well you get the picture, I think. MB

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Mikki,

In our crazy hectic world, your posts about your quietness are a refresher course about what really matters. Thank you.

RoseMary said...

What a lovely, thought-provoking post, Mikki Jo. Our electricity was off for three hours on Tuesday night and we enjoyed the quiet as we sat with our candles and kerosene lamps. I am liking television less and less these days and rarely watch it. I do like my computer and I'm glad I can have a refrigerator, but, I think that given time, I could adjust to life without electricity. I'm looking forward to more of your posts about this subject.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I was just commenting to my husband yesterday as we watched an Amish boy plow the fields, how there is something very appealing about their lifestyle and the way they still do things the "old" way, no matter how fast the world is spinning by them. Together, we watched that young boy, about age 10, handle the huge horse team like it was nothing. I think we both felt thankful that we live in an area where we can still see scenes like this and appreicate the simple life.
We lived in a log home without electricity for 5 years. We did use a generator in the morning and evening though, Which was when I got my housework and laundry done. The afternoons were wonderfully quiet. It was a good time in our life.
Loved all your outdoor cooking pictures! Blessing to you-Claudia O.

Penless Thoughts said...

Just reading your post and your talking about the tranquility I could feel the peace envelope me. I do think I am too addicted to all my appliances and especially this computer!! I do like the house quiet. No TV and just the sound of the birds outside.

Amanda/Firemama said...

After moving out into the country recently, I have been reading of the Amish and their ways. I credit them for their forgivness and peace loving ways. I can only hope to have as much peace in my heart as they seem to have. Your pictures are beautiful, and I love them! : )

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Such an inspiring post! I haven't been to Amish Country since I was a child, but I so loved it when I did. There was just something so satisfying amidst all that simplicity - it made you totally forget about all your material possessions and just dwell on nature and love.

Sue said...

I think as we age we tend to apprecite the simple things in life and look for that appeal more and more. I bet that cabin is such a peaceful place to spoil yourself! Great post girl!!