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Apr 02, 2004 08:30 # 21075

khazar * posts about...

Silence is great!

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"I think I should speak now
(Why won't you talk to me?)
But I can't seem to speak now
(You never talk to me!)
The words won't come out right"
-Pink Floyd

After a long few weeks I've come to realize that silence is really nice. I spend all day at school and then at track practice and then I go home. Extraneous noise all around. I've spent days without talking. Nobody else ever seems to. I wake up at 6:30 to go to class and then it is filled with a bunch of yahoos who talk about nothing but how small their willies are... sorry, I mean how they scored with their girlfriends and how cool their cars are and how Led Zeppelin is the greatest band ever or something.

I don't say anything there anymore and I try not to listen. Silence is wonderful.

My friends talk to much, and it seems that they become more insane with every passing day. Can't they just sit in silence?

I spent a day by the pool (more like a pond by this point!) listening to CDs and reading a few books. It was my birthday present to myself and I must say that a day without human chattering was really nice. Relaxing.

I went for a drive in the country, across a bunch of roads I'd never seen before and may never see again. Only the radio and the wind rushing past the minivan. It was nice.

I live halfway up a hillside and I can hear the freeway all the way up to the top of the valley.

I'd like everyone to avoid talking for a day so that we can get away from the chatter and finally realize what was going on. When was the last time you looked into someone else's eyes without some lips moving in between?

OK, this might sound more like a "what sucks" post than anything else, but I really like silence. Unfortunately, my preferance for it is informed chiefly by the lack of it.

you can come to terms and realize, you're the only one who cannot forgive yourself -Pearl Jam

Apr 11, 2004 15:14 # 21342

Saqqara *** replies...

Re: Silence is great!

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I absolutely agree. I started college last fall and am living in the dorms here. I don't have a roommate because apparently, I succeeded in annoying her enough to make her move out. She didn't belong here anyway, but that's another story.

Since moving out and away from home, I've gone days without speaking so much as one word to anyone. I can go to class, go eat, come back, kick back and watch some TV without any annoying little brother screaming at you, or your dad yelling his redneck lungs off at the computer voice-chatting because his spelling sucks ass. Not to mention a mother who demands diet cokes randomly, which you must retrieve for her like a seeing eye dog.

Anywho, silence is golden and that is from first-hand experience. Try it sometime. I think you'll like it.

"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."

Jul 08, 2004 00:22 # 24149

RICANPUNKBABE * replies...

Re: Silence is great!

I myself think that silence is depressing, in my opinion. I think it's because when there's silence and like nothing else around you, you tend to start thinking and i don't know about other people but when i start thinking it's not about happy stuff and that just makes me sad. That's why i always need noise, like music, i love music, even though that sometimes makes you sad also, depending on what kind of music, but it's still better.

Let the best of your past be the worst of your future ***

Jul 09, 2004 04:39 # 24204

Bunk *** replies...

Re: Silence is great!

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when there's silence and like nothing else around you, you tend to start thinking

I live in a house with a large yard in an isolated lot (and no money :p) far away from the noise of the city. I don't small talk with my brothers, and prefer to communicate with my friends through email rather than on the phone. And though I love music, I like quantity over quality and can't stand to be constantly listening to it.

So I am often surrounded by silence. And as a result, I am constantly thinking.

I don't even need silence sometimes. That really annoys people, namely my parents. I'm standing there and they're saying something, but I'm only semi paying attention, so when they stop talking my mind reverts completely to what I was thinking about, and I instantly forget what they just said. Then I have to ask about what they just said.
"How can you have forgotten, I just said it two seconds ago!"
"Sorry" I reply sheepishly. "I was thinking about smething else."
Then I get The Look, or The Sigh. It happens alarmingly often.

I find it is at night that my thoughts aquire a certain quality that allows me to process them into writing. Something about being tired, the noise level inside my head dips down as well, and (sometimes) clarity is born. Other times, it's just jibberish, but hey, you win some, you lose some.

Sometimes the thoughts are saddening, yes. Other times, I must stop thinking for a day, and simply act to get as much done as possible. But if I go too long, it starts to feel like my life is spinning out of control, and I know I have to slow things down, and spend some time in my own universe.

"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford

This post was edited by Bunk on Jul 09, 2004.

Jul 09, 2004 05:13 # 24208

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

Re: Silence is great!

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Then I get The Look, or The Sigh. It happens alarmingly often.

I think the worst for me isn't The Look or The Sigh, it's The Eyeroll, because it's most often accompanied by the look and makes me feel a bit insignificant.

I find it is at night that my thoughts aquire a certain quality that allows me to process them into writing. Something about being tired, the noise level inside my head dips down as well, and (sometimes) clarity is born. Other times, it's just jibberish, but hey, you win some, you lose some.

Night time usually excelerates my rate of thought, instead of slows them down from being "noise level" and turning them into coherent and clear lines that can either be determined useful or jibberish. However, in this excelerated state they can be at least somewhat processed and turned into something that I can spawn more thoughts from.

--Jami

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Jul 09, 2004 05:19 # 24209

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

Re: Silence is great!

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I'd like everyone to avoid talking for a day so that we can get away from the chatter and finally realize what was going on. When was the last time you looked into someone else's eyes without some lips moving in between?

I spent the majority of my high school career in silence. At one point a few people even forgot what my voice sounded like. The chatter around me didn't stop of course, which was irritating to a degree because it was never about anything worth while.

As to your question, the last time I looked into some one else's eyes without some lips moving in between was about a week ago when I was having an arguement with someone and they lost track of what they were saying and it ended up as a stare down. Not exactly the most pleasant of silences but it was a less painful and bond splitting way to end a quarel.

--Jami

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.


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