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Friday, March 23, 2012

LOUD

A short story in five minutes.  I know, I know, I’m doing more writing than anything else this week.  It’s not going to be a regular thing, except that I am going to try to write Friday five minute stories as hosted by The Gypsy Mama.  Come join us if you like… She gives us a word and we write, free form and without self critique for five minutes.  Every Friday.

This week’s word is Loud.

I wonder how loud the sound of silence is.  I like silence a lot and it is what I choose most of the time when I’m alone.  But when others are around and I am choosing silence – like when I’m at work and I close my door – I wonder how loud my silence is screaming at them. 

Silence can say a lot.  It can scream really loud.  It can say leave me alone.  It can say I’m mad at you.  It can say I don’t like you.  But it can also say I’m sad, I’m shy, I’m hurting, I’m tired.  I don’t think those things scream as loudly from silence though.  I think they kind of whimper.  Or maybe they whisper.  I think that it is hard to hear those things when they are crying out from silence because the loud things are rushing around saying “hear me, hear me”. 

Janet

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this with us xx I think we can all identify with your words xx

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  2. Silence can be so loud it can be deafening. When that happens around here, I go let the dogs in.

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  3. I like silence also. I prefer it cause when I am working on my quilting projects I can concentrate much better without the tv on. And sewing and creating is what I do.

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  4. Hi! Actually, I find silence impairs me. It is like a weight on my brain, I can't think about any one thing at a time. I like the TV, or maybe music, on all the time, but at a lower volume which I can hear, but not have to pay attention to. (Bad grammar, I know!). I don't like LOUD noise, it feels like it short circuits my brain! My body goes crazy, I get cranky, I whine, my body shakes and trembles....
    Have a great weekend!
    Take care, Leslie

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  5. Wow, I'm not the only one who relates to your story.
    I love silence. It is calming and relaxing to me. It could be because sound, unless it is very low, tends to hurt my ears. And then come the headaches. And since I used to have a headache every day from the time I was 13 years old, no headaches are very nice.

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  6. I also love silence. When DH is home the TV or music is always on and sometimes I just love QUIET..

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  7. I enjoy silence but don't mind some background music or television. What I find to be really LOUD is the sound of people constantly chattering or making small talk....once the "how are you, glad to meet you's" are overwith I am usually ready to go.....(Ms. Antisocial?...LOL) Thanks for sharing your 5 minute writing with us....I do, however. love to write...I might pop over to Gypsy Mama and see what's going on over there..........

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  8. What a delightful, thoughtful post.

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