The sun sets on another day…
The sun has an impressive thundering presence on our lives and speaks volumes to the world each and every day. Even in its silence it makes an impact.
Hmmm, silence with an impact. I have written indirectly several times about silence and how it can be a bad or good thing. (The biggest probably here) Silence seems to have an impact on our lives often. In an argument the silence can be the difference between winning and losing. Silence can be a way to stop anger and aggression by letting it cool and not be fanned. Silence can be the ultimate weapon, hurting with its emptiness. Deprived of input, the mind replaces silence with some awful possibilities. The silence turns a simple trip to the bathroom into a horrible accident, a walk to a Starbucks into a horrid affair, and a trip to the country into a fate worse than death.
Silence can speak peacefully more than a thousand words. It can make a bad situation good, and bring out the best in people. The silence of a tender heart can be so loving it melts the most brutal heart. In the Star Trek episode “The Empath” a mute speaks with far more than words, and in doing so changes the heart of fear, and embraces life for a planet. The main character has no vocal chords but it was masterfully played, and the result was a near silent portrayal of an amazing woman.
The point is, that silence does not have to mean anything bad, instead it may mean people are just busy, listening, or thinking of the right thing to say. Silence can be something good, or something bad, that has nothing to do with you. Skip the silence and move forward with communication, and maybe life will be better. Perhaps not perfect, but at least better, right?
So as the sun sets on another day, skip the silence, and instead communicate and make the sound of laughter your defining grace. (It sounds good at least) If you need to be silent made sure that everyone knows it is for a good positive reason, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and have some fun each and every day!