Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Marcus Tuillius Cicero
August 24th - in the silence
Somewhere we know that with out silence words lose their meaning.that without listening speaking no longer heals, that with distance,closeness cannot cure.
Things have been very quiet here at my house. When you live alone, you learn to appreciate noise, but you also loose your patience with it . Too much or too littleis not good. Because I’m here alone, I get used to the quietness and don’t realize how muchI’ve adapted to it until I’in the midst of a crowd and find the noise irritates me. When everyone talks at once it’s hard for me to concentrateon conversation. I want to hear everything they all have to say, but it’s impossible .
I’m thankful that I can hear without the use of any aids. But sometimes I’ve felt like I could use ear muffs, to tone things down. Loud noise almost hurts my ears. It’s hard a find a good balance. There a times too, that I think I forget how to talk. unless it’s talking to my self. Human contact is important.
I remember the days as a young mother, I wished for five minutes of peace and quiet, and I learned you have to be careful for what you wish for. I got that wish and now I’ve found it isn’t all it’s made up to be.
Still living alone does have it’s benefits, not the least of which is enjoying my own company. I get to do what I love when ever I want to do it. I’m never bored. I’m confident enough to know to know you can surround yourself with people but not depend on them for my own happiness.
I live alone but never feel lonely When we are alone it is the only time we are free. Free from the influence of others, free to learn at you own will and free to create what your heart desires. Being free to follow your thoughts and chase after them.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.