Did you know there's a word for the sound of snowflakes?

Did you know there’s a word in Japanese for the silence of snow?

It’s shinshin and alludes to the absence of sound that was once there before.

Cover 📷 by Eron Haubert Additional photos by Dianne Bertini, Heather Reardon, Kimberly Lebron, Davida Kales, Mattie May, Shea Cochran, Ruth Nielsen

In our jacked up, noise-polluted, busy as all get-out world, have you ever contemplated the sound of silence? It's a rare thing, these days?

Even in my quiet house out in the country with very few neighbors, there is still the hum of multiple appliances buzzing in the background. But when the power goes out I notice that startling absence of white noise. And it's lovely.

Snow is nature’s best sound absorber.

The space between flakes once they’ve settled on the ground perfectly muffle the decibels of daily life.

In The Life Feast, we pay attention to the beautiful little details that surround us everyday.

Crystallized snow on a windshield
Ice in the driveway
Bird prints on a street
Frozen puddles
Boot tread on a walk and every iteration in between.

Even when the world feels so heavy, there are pockets of peace all around.

Life is heartbreakingly hard and heart achingly beautiful. It always has been.

Before spring is sprung and in honor of a whole bunch of fresh snow in my driveway, I give you this feasty roundup of icy winter beauty from our life feast community; busy people, from all over the country, taking tiny moments out of their lives to capture the art in the everyday.

I hope you are inspired by these snowy photo meditations. 

xox Lizzie Larock
Creator of The Life Feast, Gratitude Gravy, The Photowalk Guide and the Small Joys challenge

PS If you are inspired and want to join the Life Feast, you can get all of the details right => here.


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