The Sound of Silence

alfred-brendel-man-and-mask“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” – Alfred Brendan

This is very good to know, especially if you play Scrabble®. If there is an open U on the board you can spell “utensil.” An open E gives you the option to play “tensile.” I doubt Brendel is offering Scrabble® advice.

The new career I am pursuing requires both “listen” and “silent.” The listening part I get. I have a lot to learn about silence. When people are together, I am not comfortable with silence. I like talking. I like listening to other people talk. I am all about the noisy communication. Subtle communication, like silence, makes me wonder why the other person is silent. What are they thinking? Before long I break the silence and ask them what they are thinking. I forget to listen to the silence to fully comprehend its meaning. If only it were as easy as shifting around a few letters.

One thought on “The Sound of Silence

  1. The silence is when the magic happens for your profession and in all our lives. My biggest moments were when I sat with a thought or a moment, and let it fill the space. That is more powerful than most words.


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