7 hours ago

Poesie gehört nicht denen, die sie schreiben,sondern denen,die sie brauchen.
Wünsche euch mit P.Neruda einen schönen Sonntag

Ein Baum in prächtigen Herbstfarben
1 day ago

I'm not a person who cares about having the latest technology. But I did invest in a pair of earbuds with a noise-canceling feature.

The wired earbuds were generally fine because I didn't use them often, but I didn't like how I could hear the wire bumping against my clothing.

Now I have to reconcile needing a quiet environment with not liking having anything in my ears.

#HSP #Silence

Brian Lavelle
1 day ago

“Every dance, every lifetime, is unique, and that infinity of dances from every race and from every era, is of incalculable value, and comprehends the great ceremonial dance of mankind. But the music will not be known in all its glory until it is rounded with silence.”

George Mackay Brown, from Beside the Ocean of Time (1994)

#GeorgeMackayBrown #BesideTheOceanOfTime #Silence #Novels #ScottishNovels #Bookstodon #Orkney

George Mackay Brown‘s 1994 novel Beside the Ocean of Time lying on a wooden floor. The cover shows an illustration by Charles Shearer, in blue, white and black, of a stylised figure in a small boat or coracle with a whitewashed cottage just visible on the shore in the background. The novel was Brown’s last before his death in 1996, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded Scottish Book of the Year by the Saltire Society.
Craig Constantine
1 day ago

Silence is exhilarating at first—as noise is—but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.

~ Edward Hoagland


#Quotes #Listening #Silence #7ForSunday #EdwardHoagland

Adriana N
2 days ago

After the work, lay down on a bench and look at the trees, leaves and the sky. See the sunset lightening the trees . #boisdevincennes #silence

Trees, leaves and the sky
3 days ago

so today i have been very unwell. normally i'd take this out on Penny, but she's been the main subject of the last couple of sets, so instead Lamia decided to come and visit...

#Silence #Lamia #bondage #muzzlegag #armbinder #strapbondage #forcedorgasm #magicwand

It is nothing more than a concerted effort to #silence #MuslimVoices. The #WhiteSupremacist led servers here do NOT like ethnic, cultural, or religious #diversity.

If you're not a #WASP, they want you to get the fuck out. It's not enough to not be on their #racist instance, they want us completely off here.

Each and every one of them should be #fediblocked.

I am building a list, and when I finally find someone who cares, I will share it with them.

Comic Crusaders
3 days ago

Street Noise Books Presents: Karina Shor's Graphic Novel Memoir SILENCE, FULL STOP this November!
“Have you ever considered ruining your life? How crazy would it be to go on a completely different path than the one you’re expected to take? To do all the things they tell you not to. . . .”

Karina wanted control. If...
#silence full stop #comics #memoir #karina shor

Lisa Bortolotti
6 days ago
1 week ago

@JustinDerrick @DaniEhm

So, just to be clear, you approve of #government #censorship, and are happy to grant them that #power?

Say the next government happened to be more Trumpy, and they decided that #CBC's #news and independent news outlets' news was "#disinformation" and #banned them? You'd be okay with that, too, right?

Giving the government the power to #silence critics is *dangerous*. Remember every future government could use it against you.

Deb Oppermann
1 week ago

There was a crispness in the still, misty air, the trees were shedding their leaves and the Canada Geese were resting quietly on the calm water of the two ponds at York Lands Park in Guelph Ontario Canada. You could feel the promise of rain in the air and the silence was deafening.
Available here
#SilentSunday #landscape #autumn #fall #LandscapePhotography #nature #NatureMastodon #NaturePhotography #silence #peaceful #artforsale #BuyIntoArt #MastoPhoto

Dark autumn day at the ponds with fallen leaves on ground, trees and waterbirds on the calm water
1 week ago

#Quotes #Silence #JeanArp

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. -Jean Arp, artist and poet (16 Sep 1887-1948)

Sadly, too true. When was the last time you "heard" silence?

Catherine Ivers Norton
1 week ago

The sound we associate with wind is friction.

Ask: Is there something silent in my life that wants to be heard?

Perhaps obstacles help.

#ReadTheStain #writer #coach #psychology #spirituality #mentalhealth #mindfulness #listen #silence #wind

Colorful prayer flags flutter above high mountains. Caption reads, "Wind is silent until it encounters an obstacle."
WIST Quotations
1 week ago

A quotation from Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.:

Alas for those who never sing,
But die with all their music in them!

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #death #expression #hidden #silence

WIST Quotations
1 week ago

A quotation from Austen, Jane:

People who suffer as I do from nervous complaints can have no great inclination for talking. Nobody can tell what I suffer! — But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #complaint #martyr #pity #silence #speakup #suffering

Dave Dawkins
1 week ago

Oh, look. It's true.

#music #Silence #puns

"The words of the prophets," is written on the wall of a Subway sandwich shop.
Alger Sans Pinillos
2 weeks ago

I am happy, really happy, that the results of my investigation on silence have finally been published (open access). It has been a challenging task, and I am very tired. Exhausted, to be exact, but happy and proud as one can only be when one has worked hard.

@philosophy #philosophy #philosophyofscience #silence #cognitivescience #cognition

Colleen Millsteed
2 weeks ago

Published today : The Power of the Void

Take the time to wallow,
To lay back and enjoy the bliss,
The slowing of our life,
With errant thoughts to dismiss.

Please click the link to read the full piece and leave your comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.

#poetry #poetrycommunity #WritingCommunity #silence

2 weeks ago

Ruhe wirkt Ordnung 🤫

Abtei Villers-la-ville Belgien


2 weeks ago

Alison Anderson, the #lawyer representing N.Trout & ChristinaB., said Thurs that her clients, who participated in the 2 trials, had “displayed tremendous strength & bravery.” The women, she added, planned to continue holding the Church of #Scientology accountable for attempting to #silence them.

“Despite persistent #harassment, #obstruction & #intimidation, these courageous women helped hold a ruthless #SexualPredator accountable today,” Anderson said.

#BelieveSurvivors #Rape #DannyMasterson

Que bien que han empezado ya las clases.

Se respira más #silencio en el parque infantil.

#Silence is #Gold

TheForeignAgent :al: :an: :oc:
3 weeks ago

@tonton_mollo Salut coupaing 🤗 ☕ ah oui mon avant-dernier week-end de chômeur tu veux me le pourrir à penser à celles et ceux dont je vais alimenter l'oisiveté grâce à mon dur labeur 🤔 tu es un monstre #bloqué #silencé 🤪 😂 🤣

the roamer
3 weeks ago

Simon Rattle gave his farewell performance with the LSO at the Proms yesterday, fittingly with Mahler's 9th Symphony. Available on BBC iplayer, for a month (in the UK).

After Mahler's finale quietly has come to its end, there is a sustained pause in which Rattle manages to let the silence become part of the music. His audience supports him beautifully and stays silent with him all the way, until he finally nods and smiles. Remarkable.

#SimonRattle #Mahler #silence

1 month ago

#art #mastoart #illustration #blackandwhite #kleinekunstklasse #aughost2023 #silence
Träumen von einer großen Stille vor der Katastrophe - Dreaming of a great silence before the catastrophe

Ein runder Gartenpavillon mit hohen Sprossenfenstern und Kuppeldach öffnet sich nach vorn mit einem bogenförmigen Eingang. Im Innern hat ein Mann seine Schreibarbeit unterbrochen und schläft, den Kopf auf die Arme gelegt, sitzend an seinem Arbeitstisch. Hinter ihm wacht ein Engel über seine Träume. Rechts im Hintergrund naht die Katastrophe in Gestalt einer gigantischen Kralle. 
A round garden pavilion with tall mullioned windows and a domed roof opens forward with an arched entrance. Inside, a man has interrupted his paperwork and is sleeping, his head resting on his arms, sitting at his desk. Behind him, an angel watches over his dreams. In the background on the right, disaster is approaching in the form of a gigantic claw.
R. Natale Fine Art
1 month ago

Silent Serenity - Where the water meets the land, there is a serenity that relaxes the body and relieves the stress of the day. Capture the tranquility of the water and incorporate it into your home or office It will relax your guests or clients and bring beautiful life to your walls. An image for every eye!


#serenity #buyintoart #art #sunset #photo #MastoArt #ayearforart #tranquility #lakes #silence

color photo taken at sunset over the lake on a calm day with lovely soft clouds

🤫 Artist: #KreideAufBeton - in City: #Nuremberg ( #Nürnberg ) Germany 🇩🇪 - Title: "Silence is better than bullshit." ("Schweigen ist besser als Blödsinn.") - #Streetart #Art #Graffiti #Mastoart #Chalkart #Urbanart #Silence #Classics

Streetart. Chalk drawing on the sidewalk. A lettering "Silence is better than bullshit" written in colorful chalk colors and the name of the artist "KreideAufBeton" in front of a body of water in the background.
Info: The name of the artist is translated in english "Chalk on concrete". Mostly along the banks of the Danube in Regensburg's old town, she anonymously paints her funny, but also critical messages.
Nadin Mai
2 months ago

Today's reading: A natural history of silence by Jérôme Sueur.

#reading #silence #nature #bookstodon @bookstodon

A book on a light brown table. The book is white and blue. The title Histoire Naturelle du Silence is written in large black letters in a white rectangle. The cover image shows a mountain and trees in the background, and what seems to be traces of birds in the foreground.
2 months ago

In Joel Goldsmith's book, "The Contemplative Life", he has a chapter, “Meditation on Life By Grace:”

“The greatest spiritual blessings that come into your experience are not brought about so much by what you know of truth as by the degree of silence you can maintain.”

#meditation #silence #grace #spirituality

Does this exist? I am currently using the #Silence #App #SilenceApp, with #OpenBoard (De-Googled keyboard), but it doesn't have web/PC access, and #Signal with those people that use it, even though I hate the fact it's linked to your number, and not an ID (such as #Threema/#ThreemaLibre) or nothing...
Any help?

4 months ago
A scene on the beach blurred by intentional camera movement, blue cloudless sky, the sea with light surf below on the left, the sandy beach below on the right, a couple with a dog on a spit of land, further in the background a lonely person
4 months ago


When a Society of Friends ("Quakers") group has a pressing decision to make and a limited time in which to come to consensus on it — they'll take extra time in #silence.

🙂 🙏

R. Natale Fine Art
4 months ago

Paradise - walking on the beach at sunrise... Cold March morning Sandy Hook, NJ. Silence. Just birds, sound of wind, love it!

#beachart #sunrise #art #MastoArt #buyintoart #ayearforart #silence #Photography #Landscape

Walking on the beach at sunrise is paradise
R. Natale Fine Art
4 months ago

The Next Conversation - noticing the empty chairs on the beach at sunrise, as if they were waiting for the next conversation.

#ayearforart #sunrise #beach #beachart #coastal #MastoArt #buyintoart #art #Photography #fedigiftshop #silence

Color photo of empty chairs on the beach at sunrise, as if they were waiting for the next conversation.
Museum of Portable Sound
4 months ago

This week we hosted more than 50 visitors during an online guided tour for sound students + the public of New Delhi, #India at Sri Aurobindo Centre For Arts And Communication! It was a wonderful session – thanks so much to instructor Suvani Suri for the invitation!

#SoundStudies #OnlineMuseum #AndyWarhol #FieldRecording #JohnCage #Silence #AnechoicChamber #Online #ZoomTour #NewDelhi #GuidedTour

Two screenshots from our online visit with students in New Delhi, India: one shows the title screen of our presentation and thumbnail images of our Director and several of the people in New Delhi in attendance. The second shows one of the objects we presented, "Andy Warhol in a Grocery Store", a field recording Warhol himself made in 1964 while buying potato chips.
Two more screenshots from our most recent guided tour: the top image shows a waveform with almost no movement, representing the sound of our recording of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence inside an anechoic chamber – a perfectly silent room – as a representation of the moment when John Cage stood inside a similar anechoic chamber and got the idea for his famous "silent" piece, 4'33".

The second screenshot shows the current map of the Museum of Portable Sound, along with several thumbnail images of people in New Delhi who attended the tour.

What comes to mind when you see this statue? Maybe is it telling you to be quiet (#shhh)? Well, that's what the Greeks and Romans thought—they misinterpreted the raised finger near the lips as a gesture of #silence. The Graeco-Roman god of silence and secrecy Harpocrates was born. But originally that gesture simply meant “child”: a representation of the Egyptian child god Horus, the newborn sun. #Silence is often more than #silence.
#RhetoricOfSilence #TeamRhetoric

R. Natale Fine Art
5 months ago

It's a winter image, I know, but it's a favorite of mine. I think because it speaks silence so well, that silence that you experience when it's snowing, a lovely silent silence. You can hear the snowflakes as they hit the ground. I am glad it's Spring, but just spoke to me. Sometimes, I think it's what we need...

#silence #snowing #winter #nature #art #MastoArt #ayearforart #buyintoart #seasons #artist #fedigiftshop

Color photo taken at the lake during a snowstorm, lovely and silent...
R. Natale Fine Art
6 months ago

Contemplating at the lake. Small moments with a wooden bench. It was a morning in August and I took this with my macro lens. Just some old wood and the lake beyond. A #silentsunday moment.

#ayearforart #art #contemplation #contemporaryart #MastoArt #Photography #silence #buyintoart #smallmoments #bythelake #artist #rnatalefineart

A photo of an old wooden bench against the sky at the lake.
Frauchen Will Raus
6 months ago

Dienstag, Sonnenuntergang in Carro, die Farben waren nur wenige Minuten so extrem. Ich habe lange überlegt ob ich dieses Bild für die #52WochenFotoChallenge (W.12 #Stille) poste oder für den #schiffssamstag. Kann mich nicht entscheiden 🤷‍♀️.

Sunset in Carro on Tuesday, for just a few minutes the colours were extrem. I thought long and hard whether to post this picture for the #52WochenFotoChallenge (W.12 #silence) or for #ShipSaturday. Just can’t decide 🤷‍♀️.

#fotografie #photography #sunset

Dramatischer Sonnenuntergang am Meer. Am Horizont ist ein großes Containerschiff, das sich schwarz gegen den knallroten Himmel abzeichnet, man sieht deutlich die Reihen gestapelten Container. An Deck brennen wenige kleine Leuchten. Das Meereswasser ist dunkelblau.
6 months ago

"Flames flickered in the hearth of the lodge where we sat silently last weekend. Steam and condensation danced together up the walls of my tea mug before dissipating into the air." —@mackenzian

On #silence, #sabbath, and #saltwater:

White text on bright green square image: "MACKENZIAN.SUBSTACK.COM
Silence, sabbaths, and saltwater

Three ways to make home. Latest from @mackenzian. #newsletter'

"Solution" to my survey question according to this study from 2019

Music decreases #creativity.

#Background #music with foreign #lyrics decreases as well.

#Library noise is better than music but still worse than silence.

Overall: #Silence is the best acoustic environment for creativity.

However: n=36 (too few), age distribution not optimal, majority was female. So there is valid criticism with respect to the design of the study.

R. Natale Fine Art
7 months ago

Last Light - captured at sunset over the lake. Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyful day!

#fineart #Sunset #MastoArt #Art #ayearforart #artist #artmatters #lakes #Nature #Beauty #silence #awe

Sunset over the lake, peaceful and beautiful colors

@KimCrayton1 exactly: #apoliticalness is #consent by #silence to #opression.

No matter what (marginalized) group is being opressed.

Instead of claiming to be "#apolitical" I'd expect people to be honest and confess that they don't give a f**k because they aren't being affected...
But that would require them to be honest and willing to accept the foreseeable and justified consequences of being an egoistic & antisocial asshole.

Ronald Steed
8 months ago

#Sermon: #Follow the Way of Self-Giving #Love

Peter, Andrew, James, and John are sitting around the #table after the #evening meal. #Jesus has just excused himself to go #pray; it is the first time the four of them have been alone together since they met #Jesus at the shore. James asks “How did this happen? How did we end up at this table?” For a moment there is #silence as they ponder what had happened earlier that #morning.

#Read more at my paywall-liberated #Medium

Photo of smooth beach rocks on the shore of Long Island Sound at #Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, #Connecticut.  Sea shells are scattered about the rocks, and one fist-sized rock is painted with the work #Peace in sky blue color.

Jan 15, 2023 - Day 15 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 21

Game: Silence

Platform: Steam PC
Release Date: Nov 15, 2016
Library Date: Nov 4, 2017
Unplayed: 1898 days (5y2m11d)
Playtime: 36m

The process of going into a game with no idea what it's going to be can lead to some terrible experiences, or some wonderful ones.

Silence is both. This is an excellent game (no waiting until the end of the review).

It opens on a stunningly rendered tableau of children in the early evening in a snowy village, building a snowman.

It then proceeded to break my heart with the intro. I'm not going to spoil it, but it was unexpectedly heart-rending. The only game that's affected me more than this recently was Stray, and I still haven't been able to bring myself back and continue beyond the intro level with that little cat.

Silence is a point-and-click adventure, that's unlike any I've played previously. The art is slightly surreal, and utterly gorgeous, and I will definitely go back to play more.

As of 10pm AEDT, Silence is on sale on Steam until January 27th for A$2.99 (90% off), AND there's a free demo available (the below is not a sponsored link).

Silence is:

5: Excellent

#Silence #PointAndClick #Gaming #Project365ONG #Project365 #NewPlay

Auschwitz Memorial
9 months ago

A silent tribute – then action to stop hatred

"Deeds, not words: the minute's silence for Holocaust victims in the House of Commons must lead to action against all atrocities"

writes Laura Marks and Dame Margaret Hodge at the Jewish News

Read here:

#Holocaust #memory #deeds #words #responsibility #action #UK #silence

9 months ago

Twenty-one precious #artefacts that were #looted by #British soldiers from the former #WestAfrican kingdom of #Benin 125 years ago have been handed over by Germany to #Nigeria amid laughter, tears, and some audible #frustration with the ongoing #silence of the country that first #stole them.

#colonialism #UnitedKingdom #theft #colonizers #POC #Africa #Germany #Overdue #GiveItAllBack

Peter Gutsche
9 months ago
Hornisgrinde · Black Forest · Germany · Copyright Peter Gutsche
Keith J Chouinard :verified:
10 months ago

Much of my #life I have been stomped on and belittled by those that lack the #sensoryawareness of the #experiences I have had in this life. If I #dare #speak about what I experience they #assume I am #crazy when in truth they fail to #see beyond their own #projections of #confusion and or #sensory #ignorance - Many allow this #abuse to #silence them and then #society at large loses greatly in its #abilities of greater #consciousness and the person being abused often suffers in silence

Maarten Steenhagen
10 months ago

Now most instances by default accept #federation with others, and then #silence or #suspend when there's a red flag.

But with an increasingly sprawling #fediverse, I think there's a real chance instances may end up reversing this policy, to keep moderation feasible. The default might become just the mainstream connections, with niche federation needing explicit approval.

Federation then becomes a privilege, and new and small instances would easily be shut out.

okay so for real:

what I am looking for is someone who can point me to the root source of this information. WHERE is it DEFINED what #mastodon actually DOES when one #instance does #silence or #suspend another one? EXACTLY which features will still work and which don't. which kind of post or boost or mention will show up where and where not