City Silence

It’s so quiet,
the silence is roaring in my ears.

One of the Joys of living in the City, is the hum and thrum of activity.
A second Joy of living in the City, is when the masses leave for a short Holiday,
and there is Silence.

Those times are Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

People exit the city for the Hamptons, Fire Island, the Jersey Shore, the Poconos, etc.
dievca usually opts to stay in the City.
These Holidays are not big tourist attractions and the drop in traffic is significant.

Ahhh, dievca should have never told you….

Wait, people come to the City for the hustle and bustle…so we should be fine.

The silent time was spent with Master upon His return,
a double delight for dievca.


Silence

Silence Breaks Your Heart

 

“Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?”
Lawrence Durrell, Justine (The Alexandria Quartet)

“You can hurt with your words but you can also hurt with your silence.” – Paulo Coelho de Souza

“Silence can be very painful. It can very easily be interpreted as not being acknowledged or not even worth someones time or effort. Silence can also show that someone was hurt beyond what words can express. With words you can at least know where things could stand. With Silence…you don’t know anything.” — TheUnrealMe-yahoo

 

The silent treatment can literally hurt.

If your partner decides that they doesn’t want to continue an argument that the two of you are having and they cut it off by not talking to you for an extended period…. 

During this time, you may feel isolated, rejected as well as physically sick.

Studies have shown that the section of the brain called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) not only detects and reacts to physical pain, but also to social pain. This includes being ostracized, bullied, and given the silent treatment.

So your body’s physical reactions to the mental anguish are real. Headaches, stomach-ache, and a general moment of feeling like shit. (adapted from TheStir)

The Daily Times:
Manipulation by silence can be more painful than words

“Falling Down” Silverstein
Cut through the skin with knives of words
I’m still bleeding out questions of nerve
What will it take to sort this out?
It’s still lodging its blade in my heart

Silence hurts more than the worst sound
Now it’s too late to call
Say I’m wrong and throw the first round
I’m still falling down

Fill out the paper, File the forms
And I’m signing you up for the war
This is the way we’ve learned to cope
Insecurities take over hope

Silence hurts more than the worst sound
Now it’s too late to call
Say I’m wrong and throw the first round
I’m still falling down

I can see, I can see you and me on the water tonight
Blood red sky lets me know you’ll be here by my side
And tomorrow we will wake up, We can start again
We have so much left to learn from all of our mistakes

You can trust me
I won’t give up
I won’t let you go
Cut through the skin with knives of words

Silence hurts more than the worst sound
Now it’s too late to call
Say I’m wrong and throw the first round
I’m still falling down

Silence hurts more than the worst sound
Now it’s too late to call
Say I’m wrong and throw the first round
I’m still falling down

Now, there are people who need to back off to think and function.  Introverts, in particular.  But, if the silence goes beyond an acceptable time — the extroverts (and others) are abused.
Please think of that when you are tired and want to cut someone off or out of your Life.  Buck up, be honest and direct.  It will be painful up front, but will save a great deal of mental anguish in the end. XO dievca
Distance doesn't seperate people, silence does.