Silence.


I’ll be back before you know.

Come back soon.

I will. Love you!

What was that you said?

He blew her a kiss.

Oh that. Love you too.

She stared at the crowd separating them. They needed so many words to talk.

©2014. Habiba Danyal

Exactly 42 words for Gargleblaster #166.

This week’s question is:

What’s that sound?

 

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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25 thoughts on “Silence.

  1. When you want them to talk, they can’t; when you want words to be superflous, they aren’t. Lovely, Habiba.

  2. Some of the best conversations my husband and I have are the ones without words. We just look at each other, and we know what the other is thinking. We enjoy talking, but after 33 years of marriage, we’ve learned to enjoy our silent times as well. I loved this.

    God bless you,
    Cheryl

  3. A wonderful comfort, to be able to communicate without (or in spite of) all the “noise.” Nicely portrayed.

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