Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Sometimes there’s simply nothing to say.

And rather than trying to fill that space – with something, anything – sometimes you just have to leave it empty.

Be comfortable with quiet. Everything is as it should be.
Silence is one of my favorite conversational tactics.

It’s a little trick that all good journalists know and love. Let others talk; you'll be surprised what people say when faced with silence.

Of course, there are those who never let you get a word in edgewise. Unfortunate, as they’re rarely the ones who have anything really interesting to share.
A couple of my favorite adages about silence:

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” - Epictetus

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
Wouldya look at that?

I had nothing to say and I filled the space with words about saying nothing.

I am listening to: Nothing
I am reading: Nothing
And I am: Silent


Anonymous said...

"No Christ, no Peace; Know Christ, Know Peace" says it all.