A Quiet Place

–About Life, Love And Living

I went to sit by the moving waters.  They flow in the direction of the unknown.  I often wonder of the stories they could tell about their journey, but for now, they allow me to sit in a calm and quiet place.

The sound of the water inspires reflection and lets the mind take its own journey.  I often see myself in the waters and know my journey is similar.  I long for the vastness of the sea and the sandy shores.

Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
I have 40 years of Retail Management experience. I am the person they send in to fix things. Call it a Store Focus Specialist, a Smoke Jumper, an Outlaw. I can work within the system or go outside the box when needed. I love walking into chaos and bringing order. I am not a key word person and my education came from mentors not schools. I believe that everything that we do starts with hiring the right people. Driving sales, merchandising, customer service and metrics are just keywords until you hire the right people. My top talents are Recruiting, hiring, training, associate development, and going into a focus store and turning it around. Most importantly I believe in people and that if you teach them, develop them and believe in them they will do far more than they thought possible.


  1. Poetic image.
    The river has a symbolic value so important and present in all cultures, because in itself it brings together the search for meaning, the unstoppability and the possibilities of existence, where the flow of water corresponds to the current of life and death, to the fall , to rebirth, to purification. Listening to the sound of flowing water, for example a stream, rain, the sea breaking on the rocks, relaxes. It represents the flow of life, stimulates the brain and has a positive effect on memory and imagination. We are confronted with individual destiny, with the acceptance of life or with the struggle to overcome its tests. Listening in silence to the lapping of the sea that caresses the shore, embraces it and kisses it, is a sensual and sweet encounter.

  2. Larry — Your evocative words immediately reminded me of how Norman Maclean ended “A River Runs Through It.”

    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by water.”

    Since you are a figurative “smoke jumper,” you might enjoy one of Maclean’s other works, “Young Men and Fire.”

  3. Larry – Like you, I find solace in the ebb and flow of water – from sitting on the sea wall in Okanawa – walking Mission Bay in San Diego – watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of a lighthouse – to the shoals at our local park – the sound, smell, and visual effects of water transports me to the unknown journey that must be enjoyed in the inner world of my mind. Thanks for taking me to that special place.



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