Sunday, January 03, 2016

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

My sister gave these to my daughter as part of her Christmas present. I "kidnapped" them to take their pictures. I like them a lot. But I got to thinking about how dangerous "see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil" can be, particularly for people who tend to be "good little boys and girls." If we never see or listen or speak of the bad things, they continue on in the way they always have. That's a harmful thing for the more weak and powerless among us.
The road in the background leads up and out from our place in the woods. When we leave town and come in to the country, I am relaxed and ready for the quiet. This year, I want to be more aware of what I am taking out from here as I travel up and out the road to head back to town.

I want to live with more awareness. I want to be a calming presence in the places I go. I also want to be more intentional in the way I use my time.

I also want to blog more. And I want to work on a few creative projects. We shall see how I do. :)


  1. That's pretty wise about letting the evil continue as it always has.

    1. Thanks! I think there might be a Martin Luther King or somebody quote that says something about not speaking up in the presence of evil. I can't think of it at the moment and I'm on my phone so don't want to bother with Googling it.

  2. I like what you say about good/bad. Intentional is a good thing. I want to blog more too. Challenge me!

  3. Consider yourself challenged!

  4. I like this intentionality very much. The picture is a great reminder; I never thought of it quite that way.


  5. I'm glad you like it, Beth.


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