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August

Many Kinds of Silences

Sunday August 16, 2020


Although I repeatedly tried
to contact her, only
faced with a
huge wall of silence.
I found it very disconcerting.
This is the worst kind
of silence. A barrier
to communication.

There are more gentle
soft silences, like raindrops
pattering in an arid garden.
or the companionable silence
of good friends.

The silence within a
therapy session is
like a gentle balm
a pause for thought.
they are difficult
to maintain but they
enable the other
to be.

The two-minute silence
on Armistice Day or any
solemn occasion
is sometimes not easy
to keep without fidgeting
as is silent prayer.

I've begun to realise that you can listen to silence and learn from it...
“Sometimes you have to stay silent because no words can explain what is going on in your heart and mind.”

Orangeblossom
A Moodscope member.

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