Shh. Let Silence Speak

Can we truly understand another person? Her suffering, her fear, her aloness? When we say "I understand" or touch her elbow gently, can we offer her more than an emphatic response?  We have words and facial expressions. We have eyes and ears and patience. We have writing and phones. We have blog posts. But is it … Continue reading Shh. Let Silence Speak

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Nothing to Say

When the world around me speaks, I try to listen, I try to understand. I don't speak much, though, I don't have much to say, Whether you ask me how was my day, How am I feeling, Or why I do this or that in this or that way. I do have thoughts and opinions … Continue reading Nothing to Say

I Want to Listen

I want to listen to you To what you have to say Be it softly spoken or shouted out loud Be it a cheerful laugh or a snide remark Be it warm agreement or a burning scold I want to listen to you To what you have to say Whoever you are, whatever you do … Continue reading I Want to Listen