It’s nighttime, peaceful and quiet. In this Japanese garden the only sound we heard was the breeze moving the leaves against each other. It was a cool night, one where we needed a light jacket to protect us from the chill. The only other people we saw were those who were walking towards local restaurants for a late dinner. 

What I enjoyed most about this space was the elegant shadows and the freedom to walk in multiple directions. The lighting contributed to the mood and allowed us to imagine ourselves at rest even while we walked under the branches and leaves. 

Think of yourself in a peaceful and quiet place, and take the time to enjoy the moment. It is when we are quiet that we are able to be surprised by new thoughts…it is when we allow new thoughts that creativity and innovation start. So through quiet we invite in innovation…let the quiet lead you to the new.