Saturday, March 28, 2009

the holiness of silence

"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)
*via thresca