Friday, April 22, 2011
Is it only me, or do you all find that you seek a place with no noise, no music, no distractions? I don't mean all the time, I love music and television, but sometimes I want silence. Quiet. Real noise is okay - birds, rain, thunder, wind...but no manufactured noise, and often most importantly--no voices. Have any of you noticed along with me that so many folks are talking anymore? Talking, talking, talking -- saying absolutely nothing. The world is a noisy place. I find as I age that I want quiet, sometimes. The ability to think, the chance to reflect, the time and noise level to come up with an "S" blog post.
I am a quiet person by nature. Not that I can't chat away with the best of them, but usually I prefer to be quiet, listen, learn, marvel at how stupid all the talkers sound....you all get the picture. I would like to be thought of as a woman of few words, but when I do speak, I would really like to be heard. Kind of like EF Hutton. Generally, that doesn't happen. So many are talking, never, ever listening. I am a great listener, a great question asker, and I learn so much in the process. Everyone around me is happy to oblige, because who doesn't like to talk about themselves?
I believe that talking is directly related to listening, not that they really have anything to do with the other. But no one hears, usually because they are already talking or thinking about what they will say when it is their turn, if they wait their turn. Talking over others has become accepted protocol.
Talk, talk, talk. It's all noise to me.
Silence. It really is golden.