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.