It’s a Deafening Sound

Silence is something a lot of people use to communicate. Ironic, I know. But when you think about it, silence can say so many things. Maybe for some it means doubt or hesitation. To most people, it would be about anger, or pain. It can also mean there aren’t enough words to translate what is being felt; what is in the mind. A lot of people have difficulty communicating; for fear of being misunderstood, judged, rejected, or persecuted…But for those that have learned and mastered the art of expression, silence can be overwhelming.

When I think about silence, I think about apathy. Most of the time apathy can hurt. I associate it with the end. IT IS OVER. There’s nothing left to say. Move on.

However, what are your choices if you are faced with the challenge of not knowing what to say? Would silence still mean you don’t care?

When you have reached the end of a relationship and you try to burn the bridge, Can silence be your friend?

Whenever there’s lack of closure, when you’re drifting, or just lost; you’re left alone and you dwell on countless thoughts that could make or break you. Some find comfort in getting wild, living the fast life, avoiding to pause for even a split second to allow themselves to feel. They go home, lay down and the temporary fix subsides. Others swim in their ocean of misery, pushing people away going deeper and deeper until they fail to rise back to the surface. But a few fortunate ones take a deep breath, sigh, and move on. Anybody who has been through this should realize that only silence laid witness to this struggle. In hard times, we all need a bit of quiet to just understand what’s going on. In the silence, we are free.

The irony of life never ceases to amaze me. In this world I live in now, I doubt silence amounts to anything. But in the end, I have come to terms with the fact that there’s more than one side to everything. Silence has been my friend and foe. Despite this ambiguous disposition, I will admit that once in a while, everybody just needs to shut up. This world needs to stop being so loud sometimes. Who knows, maybe that would create a change, if not, allow it to make a change in you.



  1. Geaster_bf (Reply) on Sunday 18, 2011

    I love this piece ^_^♥