The Sounds of Silence

The most powerful times in one’s life can be those of silence. It is a time when the mind opens and one’s innermost thoughts fill the brain. Feelings flow as if they were a spring in the side of a mountain gently flowing down. Ideas manifest themselves and build as a summer storm cloud gathers its height in the sky.

The mind becomes as clear as a deep pool in a cold clear stream and the mind becomes tranquil and at peace with the universe.

The mind becomes active with the most wonderful and vivid thoughts of happiness and allows the heart to speak. In those moments of silence, we realize the things we want and the desires and dreams that lie ahead. Our bodies become relaxed and our cares fly away like the birds in the air. The sounds of silence can become the most valuable time in one’s life If only given the chance.

Charlie Walker
Charlie Walkerhttps://www.facebook.com/cwinspireme/
At a young age, I worked as a structural steel welder walking red iron. Later I moved into the Telecom, Technology, and Physical Security Industry for the last 35 years as a Sr. Design Engineer, Network Engineer, Director, Operations Manager, and Technical Writer. My desires have always been with electronics, designing, CAD Drawings, and Technical writing. My true passion is the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, photographing nature, and sharing it with others. I am an avid outdoorsman, fly fishing guide, with a deep passion to write about my adventures. I enjoy writing inspirational quotes, articles on the history of creeks I fish, fly fishing conservation, and short stories along with a bit of poetry. As a child, I listened to old men in the General Stores telling stories of the past and their adventures. Some were real and some were as real as the imagination in their minds. Each day, I would run up there to listen to one of their adventures and would sit on the edge of my seat as if I were there, yearning for more. These growing up years led me to my own storytelling and eventually writing about my own adventures. Taking people to places and having them visualize things that they may have never seen. Telling tales that take them back to their own youth and adventures. Bringing stories that will warm the heart, educate them on the history of an area and bring a positive attitude to their lives. My desire as a writer is to open the minds of others that will enjoy the stories that are only limited by my imagination, but will bring a bit of peace, comfort, and harmony to the world. To leave them hanging on the edge and waiting for that next adventure, positive attitude, or story to warm the heart.


  1. 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 silence

    So true. Thanks, Charlie.