I have a three day weekend coming up and I'm considering spending one of those days entirely in silence. I don't know why, but the idea just occurred to me....I guess I was thinking about how I miss writing (I was quite a prolific writer in my teens and early 20s and now don't write at all), and realized that part of what I missed was the silent act of observing (and responding, I guess, silently in writing). I have some nervousness about how I would make it work, on a practical level - would I carry a piece of paper around that explains I'm not talking at all today, so people wouldn't be offended at my silence? Ugh, that seems so contrived and obnoxious.

Adele KILLS IT at the Brit Awards, singing "Someone Like You."

Spent a good hour last night organizing my GoodReads list/account. Do I know how to party or what? What can I say, I love organizing things, I love lists, and I love books. Feel free to add me as a friend if you're a GoodReads user.

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"She carried within herself a great fund of life, and her deepest enjoyment was to feel the continuity between the movement of her own heart and the agitations of the world. For this reason, she was fond of seeing great crowds, and large stretches of country, of reading about revolutions and wars, of looking at historical pictures--a class of efforts to which she had often gone so far as to forgive much bad painting for the sake of the subject." - Henry James, from one of my favorite books, The Portrait of a Lady

1 comment:

Anna said...

I love the quote from The Portrait of a Lady. I added it to my book list :)

I think it would be very interesting to spend the day in silence. Would you send texts? To me texts are similar to actually speaking. They can be intrusive to silence as well as speaking what with the stupid beeping and vibrations in the middle of doing something.