February 11, 2024

     Silence is the pull-over spot in life, that second which becomes a moment and then even an hour or so when you idle and say nothing, perhaps do nothing but stare, let yourself drift away. No one else is needed; you are self-sufficient, with  strength, confidence, respect, reliability, even survival.

     “Silence is golden,” for much can be said without speech – to yourself, to others. Much can be decided wisely in silence.

     As others have said, “silence is of eternity,” for when you pull over and idle, there is no horizon on your thoughts.

     – Arthur H. Gunther III. (The writer is a retired newspaperman.)