Complete Silence

The deepest silences always had a sense of completeness about them, she thought. Nothing could be quieter than utter stillness, except when there was menace.

The Dragon Librarian (Scrolls of Fire Book 1) by Marc Secchia

Warm Winter Howl


I could have shouted out right along with those wolves. I could have let a warm howl turn my breath into a ghost in those cold winter woods. But I didn’t. I sat there, quiet.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt



There is a stillness that comes across the earth sometimes, at dawn, or just before a storm, a stillness as if the entire world lies stunned by possibility.”

Fire Logic (Elemental Logic) by Laurie J. Marks


Doing Nothing


“And maybe one of the best ways to do nothing is to show someone else how to do it with you. Maybe even someone with big shoes. Just to remind them that, sometimes, doing nothing is the most important thing in the whole wide world to do.”

Nothing To Do, written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin