The Quiet, Peaceful Places


Live your life in the chaos of the city. Find solace in the quiet, peaceful places.

There where nature is active, peace can be found in the simpler movements. A pool of water attracts life of all kinds: the small and quick, the verdant, or the large and lumbering.

Lose your life in the chaos of the city. Find it again in the quiet, peaceful places.

In the burbling sounds of a slow stream, find the meditation of the soul. The mind follows, addresses itself in complimentary phrases. Heart becomes whole.

Get to the place that is more like you than the you you left behind. Find solace, find yourself.


Live life in the city of chaos. You didn’t even know you were lost.

Get out. Take a hike. How long is your patience? Watch the growth of a tree. Ask yourself, “How long will I live? How long will this tree live? Why do trees live so much longer than me? Is it because they take their time?” Trees don’t rush anything.

Live in the chaos, but don’t be the chaos. Be the better you. Be in the scene but not of the scene. Enjoy the peace you know is out there. Take it with you. Take pictures. Collect memories.

Take easy breaths of sweet nature. Nothing cleaner than the smell of the natural places. It’s the smell of living things. It smells green. The air is pleasant and it truly feels better than the mechanical air of the city. Clean air goes in the lungs in great gulps, like water quenches thirst, like food cures hunger.

Expel the chaos. Live in a camera, live in nature.


Live again. Be born again in the quiet, peaceful places.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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