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Today's Reverb11* prompt comes from Yoga Freedom's list: Tranquilo (Calm). Sometimes the most beautiful, memorable moments are also the quietest. What quiet, beautiful moment do you recall?

Rewind to a sunny day in July. My family and I are in northern Minnesota, meandering from east to west along Minnesota's border with Ontario, Canada, as we visit a handful of state parks scattered there. On this particular afternoon, at this particular moment, we have just abandoned the idea of hiking around a remote picturesque lake. I am sitting cross-legged at the end of a fishing pier, mesmerized by the sprinkles of sunlight dancing on the lake's surface and decide to record a minute of the scene with my iPhone.

 

Tell me about a quiet, beautiful moment you experienced in 2011. Leave a comment here, or connect with me on twitter.

* Gwen Bell started the Reverb initiative in 2009 as a daily reflective prompt through the month of December to guide participants in reflecting on the past year and imagining what's to come in the new year ahead. With friends, Gwen repeated Reverb in 2010; for 2011, Gwen has invited individuals to host their own Reverb initiatives. You can find prompts along with lists of 2011 participants at #Resound11 and #WEverb11. Another source for prompts is Yoga Freedom. (There are probably hundreds of other blogs offering prompts!)

 

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