“If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something.” Federico Fellini
I’m quoting the above by way of the most recent challenge from Robin at Bringing Europe Home.
In her post, she asks: “Do you have a story or a lesson that was learned in silence? Do you have a photo or poem that inspired quiet reflection?”
In 1969, Queen Elizabeth II offically opened Backwater Reservoir in Angus, Scotland. It provides Angus, Dundee and parts of Perthshire with drinking water and, together with the nearby Loch of Lintrathen, supplies about 300,000 people.
Its location, up in the Angus hills not all that far from where I live, is incredibly peaceful. You can walk round the reservoir on a small tarmac road, and hear absolutely nothing other than the gentle sounds of nature.
This photo of the reservoir reminds me of the silence, and makes me feel calm and reflective.