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Serenity. Still. Calm. Peaceful.
We attribute those feelings to certain scenes.
A stroll along the beach.
The surf gently pounding the sand.
The sound of seagulls.
A breath of ocean air...
But there are other places and moments that convey peace or stillness.
The hour of daybreak.
Birds greeting the sun.
Few humans about.
The breeze almost nonexistant.
A mall or place of business at the end of the day.
The shoppers are gone.
The stores are closing.
Only echoes from within the shops are heard.
Warm air suppressing activity.
Humidty thick and oppressive.
Time for a nap.
The twilight hour.
Between the busy work traffic and the night life.
Where areas of inactivity linger.
Cackling at a campground.
Warming a room at night.
The burning of leaves in a barrel.
The remains of a forest torched.
Drops dancing in the puddles.
Striking the roof and windowpanes.
Falling on a lake.
Forcing wildlife to seek shelter.
An empty field.
Surrounded by fog.
Livestock still asleep.
The crickets singing their song.
Stale straw on the breeze.
An empty room.
A stairway that creaks.
An old house without life.
The darkest of night.
Dust clouding the air.
The midnight hour.
A dark and empty street.
Void of people.
Alone with the streetlights and moon.
Have I given you some ideas for moments of serenity in your work? Can you see, hear, feel, and smell them now?
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