Mindfulness Meditation Moments from God… “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, sets me free…

by | Jun 19, 2021

“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silenceIn restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silenceAnd in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence”Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silenceAnd the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was formingAnd the sign said, “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Paul SimonThe Sound of Silence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, DistroKid

Reflections ‘n Dreams…

I was so moved when my old pal, Chas, sent me a video clip of this tune from my younger years growing up as a surf dude in Southern Cal. It was “Simon and Garfunkel” who set me free on the waves at “2nd St. Hermosa Beach Jetty…”

Sound of Silence, was in my mind then. I couldn’t stop hearing it. I grooved on it all day, and in my dreams. It still is in my dreams…

When I was waiting for the next set of easy riding glassy waves to come in, Sound of Silence got louder and more dreamy like I would be set free. I dreamed back then of being set free…

I still dream of being set free when Sound of Silence enters my soul. I feel that glassy wave again. I feel it. I hear the sound of freedom in the wind, and gentle power of everlasting breaking waves in that moment…

I feel it. I smell it now. The sweet smell of salty wind and blue seas. The warm salty water on my back. It set me free in that moment. It sets me free now…

I feel that way now. It was then I knew the sea would set me free…

Set me free!
Steve Sparks
Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate

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About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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