Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Silence

I think it was Dave Gilmore, guitarist in Pink Floyd, who said that the secret of great guitar playing was not the notes that you played, but the notes that you DID NOT play.

Sometimes, silence can convey far more than any amount of talking, shouting, jumping up and down, etc...

The silence of 2 old friends, just enjoying each others company...

The silence of 2 lovers, relaxing in each others arms...

The silence after someone has just made themselves look really stupid...

The silence after hearing the latest news - more troops being sent overseas, plans to bring them back home again, the latest bombings in Iraq, the latest earthquake, flood or mudslide...

The silence before a storm, as the world takes a big breath...

The silence when we are offered a few moments for silent prayer - surely the time our Gods hear our loudest cries for help...

Listen to the silence.

5 comments:

Ali said...

Whoa...beautiful John.

mr zig said...

Thanks for that post... "listen to the silence"... I like that.

Logziella said...

silence...what is that? :0)

John said...

Logzie - I guess you don't get much silence. The nearest you have probably had is that half a second after someone throws up, but you probably don't have time to notice it. Hang in there, girl, you will be fine.

amazingbrenda said...

John, glad you had a great weekend. Glad you got soem rest.

I like your blog. so now I will shut up so there will be silence. haha. One of my favorite part of the day is when both kids are either napping or gone to sleep for the night. hehe!