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I Like Serene and Quiet Places

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    So hubs has left for work

    and I'm sitting on my porch chain smoking; a cup of coffee in hand, dog at my feet, watching a spring storm slowly roll in and listening to the birds heralding in a new day. I think my joy is coming back. I think I will be okay.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Outdoors, alone, and quiet places ease my mind,

    after a bad or good day, they clear all pain and suffering.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    Being in the city, my car is the only quiet

    refuge outside of being up at 4 in the morning. I go for drives out to the big bay bridge, hang out at the pier, and wait for the stars to shine through the only place not infested by city lights. As long as there aren't any homeless people (whom I love, but they will talk your...
    MapleW MapleW 22-25, M May 20

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    Sitting in the dark to the glow of the screen

    as the strange thunks in the refrigerator crack randomly, I hear nothing else but the soft, rhythmic sounds of my family sleeping. How strange it feels to be in this moment How rare a treat this is. The ice cubes flip out interrupting my perfect silence. I sit frozen because i...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Feb 26

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    When I am in the woods

    or near some type of waterfall or stream I just feel so relaxed and chill.
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Now I Know Why...

    I seem to always be making comparisons in one way or another...analyzing, assessing,trying to figure things out, trying to keep my thoughts together, so why should today be any different? I've come to realize why it is that I am so enamored by the ocean, by water...it's because...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    Well just got home and sat on my bed But I am

    in an odd mood I don't feel like doing much of anything
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    My dream is to live in a cozy cottage in the

    woods, surrounded by the sounds of nature and wildlife. No obnoxious, noisy, inconsiderate neighbors and their screaming brats.
    Darklady22 Darklady22 31-35, F 4 Responses May 16

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    Some people feel most alive surrounded by

    people, noise, activity. Without the frantic pace of a man-made world conducting their heartbeat, they feel listless, lifeless. I can understand that, I suppose. I feel most alive in the quiet. My heartbeat conducted by my connection with this world and those who have walked...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My home is a true sanctuary.

    .. People that visit often comment about the mood and feeling's they get while being here. It's not always quiet, I crank the music for a shower, wife cranks it to cook.....so it's not a library or anything. There's just a sense of peace and tranquility that is the hallmark of...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 13 Responses Jul 16

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    Impossible to find in the city.

    .. Wish some people and their kids came with a mute button.
    Darklady22 Darklady22 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I love them. I love a place

    where I can just sit and think, or sit and not think at all. I've always jokingly said that I wanna live in a little hut in the heathland.
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F May 20

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    I can hear my inner voice

    when the noise of the crowd is not crowding it out.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M May 22

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    I like quiet places. I wish I had the luxury to

    live in remote area's with peace and quiet. Sure I enjoy having a walk around the city at night. But nothing beats the peace and view you get away from everything.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Yah!! Power Outage!! I like power outages!

    ! :) Everything dark and quiet. Get out the candles and pretend that there is not electricity. Play games spend time in one room with the people that live with you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 29

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    Those are places I really can be myself,

    where I can calm down, where there's peace. There is one place in particular I always go when I need to be alone. I live near a big forest, where rarely Anyone comes. It's my secret place, my hideaway.
    GianniV GianniV 18-21, M Feb 26

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    It's always nice to get away from the city

    and all the noise, the crowds, the traffic and the chaos. I much prefer the peace and quiet, where I can gather my thoughts and hear myself think, without all the distractions and annoyances. I prefer the peace and tranquility of open countryside, woodland walks or even just...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M Jun 21

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    There Are Times

    when it is nice to be alone... in nature... it's an enjoyment all it's own
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Night Owl...

    Even though I 'know' I don't get enough sleep - but I enjoy the middle of the night b/c it is calm, quiet and peaceful :)
    sunshinegirl23 sunshinegirl23 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Some days I would rather curl up with blankets,

    headphones, and a good book than wonder the outside this loud and over-stimulating world. I'm finding that I am most happy feeling connected to nature being outside walking around in the woods or just thinking about life pondering to myself. I am introverted but I do need to be...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    Yoga in nature. Yoga is great anywhere,

    anywhen. But there's a reason I keep going back for Jasmine's half day retreats. What a great day!
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    Standing a step above you,

    almost eye to eye. The requisite teasing dispensed, volleyed, I take what I need. Remember what I loved. I may take the trip alone but you feel me. I can make you feel that much. The awareness, the shift. Arms wrapped round strong broad shoulders, the years disappear and I let...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 5

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    I love either have the time to think in these

    places or to just shut out everything and get lost in the beauty around me.
    ladybug321 ladybug321 26-30, F Mar 28

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    Life Goes On Long After The Thrill Of Living Is Gone

    Sometimes, it is just nice to be where it is quiet, serene, and peaceful..a place to be able to think, to plan, to reflect on where I've been, where I am, and where I want to be. Just listening to the water, the sound of my footsteps on the earth, the crunch of the grass and/or...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I cannot get enough time to spend in these

    places. As a person who lives in a 7 person family, I appreciate these areas so very much. I can feel it's effects too, Im always more creative and productive in such places. I think it really calms the brain, and I wish I had the luxury visit forests and other wonderful places...
    BrightAurora BrightAurora 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I Don't

    I don't like quiet and serene places, I love them.  Absolutely adore them! I imagine a large part of my admiration for such places is my introvert personality.  But it goes even deeper than self. I grew up in the northern woods of Minnesota in a time when you still...
    darknight darknight 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Sometimes I shut my eyes

    although I'm blind when listening to music and just imagine the emotions of the artist
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Today I need my refuge.

    I need to close myself to the world and retreat to the safety of your arms that will bind me to your side and shield me from both light and darkness. Your scent will fill my mind with the vision of comforting breezes carrying the storm clouds out of my sight and away from my...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses May 20

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    "There is no WiFi in the forest,

    but I guarantee you will find a better connection" I have no idea who said this but I like it.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses May 4

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    Hey! I find solace in quiet places.

    I love sitting under the moonlight watching the stars and getting lost in it, I like Reading books, Simple things and kind people make me happy. Im Introvert and reserved person, it's difficult to communicate so people mistake me for being rude. Im new on this app, hope to see...
    Modernpsyche Modernpsyche 22-25 1 Response Feb 26

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    I'm blessed to live in an area of serene

    and quiet places. There is water everywhere. The gulf is about ten minutes away. There are ancient rivers and streams that flow into this gulf that are less than a mile away. Then there's all the swamps (sometimes dark there) and brackish bays. I'm literally surrounded by water...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Couldn't live in a city.

    Too much hustle and bustle! It's so relaxing to have time somewhere quiet. But living there Al of the time would be boring I feel! Need a happy medium. Where I live (outskirts of an average town with direct and accessible nouns to busy cities and also on the doorstep of...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response May 22

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    the stunning quiteness

    and peace that nature offers can actually put you back on track from a monotonous life and it inspires you to better yourself
    beethjv beethjv 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    An opportunity for me to think,

    to clear my mind, reflect. Sometimes in these places, I don't even wanna think. I just want the beauty of it all to control me & my emotions. A place of solute.
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    My ideal spot to just be alone with my own

    thoughts would probably be this one creek near my boyfriends house. Whenever I'm feeling down, I always walk down to it and sit there for a while. It seems to take all the pain away.
    lizcosmo1997 lizcosmo1997 18-21, F May 17

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    The River

    I luv to sit by the river and ponder and think and just relax.. That's my serene place... ;)
    prettygirl1982 prettygirl1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Where my thoughts can gather.

    Where I am just what I am. Nothing more and nothing less. No judgement, no worries just me. The surrounding beauty fills me with peace and hope. Where you can just breath in what is around you. Freedom at its best.
    roark62202 roark62202 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    One of the reasons I love my time in the

    mountains. So peaceful. Plenty of open space to be at one with your thoughts, no worries, just relaxation.
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 17

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    crazylady30 crazylady30 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    visiting Highgate cemetery in March

    for the first time, I can't wait the architecture is so beautiful
    LadyinGray LadyinGray 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    I just need time to clear my head sometimes

    wisdom grows in quiet places.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Mar 13

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