20:28

‘I’ve been alone when I’m surrounded by friends. How could the silence be so loud?’

Ave Maria – BeyoncĂ©

Just a little lyric that I heard on the way home from work that resonated with me a bit. Feelings of loneliness have been stirred up now and again.

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01:53

‘One of the risks of being quiet is that other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation: You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re shy. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story – not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.’

Sophia Dembling – The Introvert’s Way

01:25

‘Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?’

Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie

A period of silence is refreshing. Silence is thought-cleansing and thought provoking. Are the words spoken aloud worth more than the speech within? We shouldn’t be afraid of silence or register it as ‘awkward’, the quietness should be something we all listen for.