14 June 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Listen

I used to think I knew what the wind sounded like ~ 

I grew up in that place "where the wind comes sweeping down the plains."

I love the wind. Perhaps that is why tornadoes, sandstorms and forbidding northern coastlines have always appealed to me. It was one of the hard things about living in the city, in Niger. Sometimes, the air was so still if felt claustrophobic.


It is not like that... not at all... on this Isle of Shapinsay. 

From the moment we boarded the first ferry until this exact second, even as I sit at the kitchen table, watching North Sea waves blow across the bay and crash on the beach, I don't think the wind has ceased to blow since we arrived, not even to catch a quick breath and pick back up again. We walked the dog down the beach last night... and again this morning we went out, scouring for treasure and sea shells... and sometimes we had to grab ahold of those littles because they couldn't make any headway against the wind.

We slept in the camper vans, on the lee side of the house last night. I listened to the wind blow... all night long.

It was beautiful...

...the best music I've heard, in a very, very long time ~ 

and I slept more soundly, perhaps, than I've slept in a long time as well.

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  1. Great post so full of imagery. Stopping in from Five Minute Friday.

    1. thanks for popping by!

      hope you have a great weekend.

  2. I love this! So refreshing. And yes, maybe it's because I love the sound of the wind, too.

    1. there's something about the wind... and i had another thought: even the wind listens to the Lord!

  3. Sounds wonderful! I love the wind, but I don't like scary winds like tornadoes. Icky. We just had bad winds last night that tore down several of our trees and ripped tin off of our barns.

    Thanks for visiting me!

    1. oh no! hope your clean up goes well and nothing was damaged too badly.

      and thank you for popping back over my way as well.

  4. i love your words! you told me a story this morning and i heard the wind too. beautifully written...love all your pics too!

  5. Hi Richelle,
    Wow, you are in Scotland...beautiful pictures and I could feel the wind and trying to walk into it...your daughters? look like they know how to ride a horse :) Praying God's peace on you as you travel back to the US :)

  6. I think I would prefer the wind to the still stagnant air too. What a picture of our life, the wind of the Holy Spirit will blow and cleanse us, but only if we open the windows/doors and let it in.
    I hope you are having a refreshing time there!


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