There is a silence
which precedes speech,
there is a silence which
is instead of speech.
Quoted from a novel, read by a reader. Thanks for passing it on.
Looking at the quote now I would say that there is a silence within speech. And that silence isn’t an absence of sound perhaps more a fullness of sound. A full emptiness? Perhaps.
4 thoughts on “Thoughts On Silence”
They say it is the silence between the notes that gives music it’s meaning.
I hope you are well and that silence is forming the melody of your day in unique ways!
Yes indeed. I have not had that much to do with music but I understand what you are saying. As for the melody of my day! It is fairly tuneful…
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.” Helen Keller
Thank you Jack.