Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Beautiful sunrise
Shared with a friend from Ukraine
Our souls are the same

United in our silence
At the wonders of nature

Last week I had the honor of sponsoring an Environmental Delegate from the Ukraine. At first we struggled a bit with communication but with the use of a translation app (and a little bit of patience), we always managed to understand each other and soon we got into a groove. She had never been kayaking before and was eager to go but the weather had been uncooperative for most of the week. Finally on her last morning we got up before dawn to calm weather and launched in time to watch the sun rise on the bayou. She was a natural at paddling but what I loved most was that we would both stop and silently take in the beauty of the morning. No words were needed.

In response to the The Daily Post: Silence

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Silence

  1. A very beautiful sunrise indeed…

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  2. Nature…the universal translator. 🙂

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  3. Very lovely, and so true, the beauty of nature can truly leave us speechless. Thanks for this, Harlon

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  4. Thank you Harlon. I love your work too. You always make me smile.

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  5. It is rare to meet someone with whom to communicate without words. It must have been such a beautiful moment.

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  6. What a wonderful and unforgettable experience for your guest. As a sea kayaker I can understand how you both must have felt at sunup.

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  7. It was. And she she knew she had to leave to go home that afternoon and I don’t think she or any of the delegates wanted their visit to end. That morning was a time of reflection for both of us. She was an age that she could have been my daughter and I felt very protective of her.

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  8. A sea kayaker – now that is serious. I have never done that and can only imagine what you have experienced : )


  9. Paddling a 19feet long kayak with a 1 inch freeboard out of sight of the shore certainly lifts the adrenalin level.

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