Silence can be peaceful in the morning when you have just woken up, have the house to yourself without the kids talking and screaming, and have some time to enjoy a good book and a delicious cup of coffee.

Silence can be annoying when you are waiting for your child to answer the simple question of “What would you like for breakfast this morning?”

Silence can be suspicious if you don’t hear your children talking upstairs and you know that they are concocting a plan to pull out all their Legos and destroy your newly cleaned loft.

Silence can be satisfying when you finally make your point in an argument and the other person has nothing to say.

Silence can be painful when you speak to someone you love but they can no longer answer in return.

Silence can be maddening if you decide not to speak to your spouse because what you have to say will be unkind and hurtful to you and them.


12 thoughts on “Silence

  1. This is all so true. Right now I am “enjoying” my silence with my cup of coffee and reading blogs.
    Enjoy all the good silence in your day today.

  2. Katie Diez says:

    This is so thought provoking- it leaves me thinking about how and when I choose to use silence…thank you for this!!!!!

  3. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    I never thought of silence as so powerful and full of many layers. Lovely first post to start the challenge and I’m happy to hear your voice as you avoid the silence this month!
    Happy writing!

  4. How do you achieve said silence after some of the loud days we have had lately? I feel that those conversations, happenings, etc. reverberate the remainder of the day, and often week!

  5. Robyn says:

    Love it, I felt like I was emotionally bouncing around in the various silences you described. As a music teacher, I’m always trying to get kids not to play during the rests. I’m always explaining to them how it’s the silence between the notes that gives the sound meaning, otherwise it’s just noise.

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