A Breath of Wind & Reading

Sometimes you can come across a passage of words in books that leave you breathless…
“He had seen it often, from the verandah of his uncle’s farmhouse, or at the end of a long street, but till now he had never heard it. The hollowing hum of telephone wires along the road, the ring of hidden crickets, the stitching sound of grasshoppers, the sudden relief of a meadow lark’s song, were deliciously strange to him.”
― W. O. Mitchell, Who Has Seen the Wind



Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
 Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
 There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
 Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.


On Friday, my blog-friend, lovely Linda, is starting her On-line Fall Book Club. Click the link to find out what book is chosen!

Linda Stoll-I’d Rather Be Reading Book Club

Have you read passages in books that left you breathless? If so, what is your favourite?

20 thoughts on “A Breath of Wind & Reading

  1. We shove over on the sofa, we put on another pot of coffee, we welcome new bookish companions with open arms.

    So glad you’re bringing your friends to the Book Club, Lynn. The more, the merrier!

    See ya’ Friday!

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  2. Your words and pictures make me want to stand and glaze at the beauty and listen to the country sounds. I just read this line the other day, Just because someone carries it well, does not mean it is not heavy. It is my latest line that has stuck in my soul and I have drawn it out several times to give to others. It’s truth and I know many who live this bravely. As always Lynn, a lovely read.

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  3. Such beautiful photos, Lynn. The passage from the book evoked the feeling of standing there and taking in the beauty of God’s creation. 🙂 And of course, the Bible passage is awesome! It’s nice you announce Linda’s Book Club here, too. 🙂 Love and blessings to you!

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  4. Wow, Lynn. I loved that passage you shared and the section from Psalm 19. So much beauty in your words and images. I’ve definitely read lines that impacted me, but off-hand, I can’t remember any (yes, they really did impact me when I read them and beyond! 🙂 ).

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  5. Hi Lynn! Your photos speak to me and remind of the sounds of nature where my wife and I live. Waking up we often hear the smaller birds chirping and singing with gusto. Once the day shakes off the rest of last night’s darkness we may hear the cry of an eagle as he flies overhead. A few times a day we can hear the sound of trains as they pass by in the distance. Once the day is drawing to an end and the darkness returns the little birds become quieter. They settle down and the sound of silence bids us goodnight.

    Thank you for sharing your posts, Lynn.

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    1. Where you live sounds so beautiful, literally! Thank You! for sharing those words. I’d love to see an eagle and other birds of prey. I’ll walk my nature parks to do just that, yet often they allude me, but the sparrows and fun chickadees are in abundance!


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