Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Breaking the silence seems impossible on a website . . . nothing is spoken. However, I have hesitated to break this silence. What can be said after meaningful silence in a conversation, a relationship or after secret words are shared? Words are inadequate and powerful expressions.

I also do not like breaking New Year's resolutions . . . So I have not officially made too many.
Breaking promises . . . I hope not.
Breaking the spine of books, the heart of a child, the spirit of a friend, the hard work of a co-worker . . . May God open my eyes to know when to speak and when to be silent.

Silence may best be broken with encouragement and praise. Maybe we all need to break some silent separations from those dearest and most endeared to us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is good to see you found your blogging voice again. Be not faint of heart, nor timid of keyboard. What you share here can be just as powerful as the words spoken in a Sunday morning sermon.

I also share your concern for saying the right thing at the right time. Just remember, our mistakes are one of the few things we can truly call our own. If you don’t learn anything from them, then maybe someone else will.