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This is central to a couple papers I am working on while I take my break from actively blogging this week. Silence is the space where things happen for us.

Life Is Color

 

Silence is rich. It is dark and viscous and it flows on waves of nothingness.  Silence begs to be filled and filled it must be. It is lonely and demanding and chill to the touch but it tastes smooth like the breeze. Silence is an opulent black pearl and one of the rarest gems on Earth.

There is a simple profoundness that can be found in the absence of sound. The emptiness that silence provides often gives rise to thought–the deep kind. The sort that give birth to leaps of logic and flights of the imagination. Silence is the canvas on which beautiful art can be created. It sits and waits patiently.

Silence isn’t in a hurry. It doesn’t need to explain itself or impress anyone or anything. It just is. It is the essence of cool. 

I love silence. I crave it even. It is sorely needed in this…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

11 responses »

  1. Thank you for reblogging this. I am honored.

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  2. Silence is one of my favourite things… hence no radio, stereo, Tv, or idle chat…
    and then silence becomes so many things….as this beautiful post explains so perfectly….

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  3. This is a great post!, Ivon. It is so lonely without sound – It has been long enough I didn’t visit your blog and I thought you were silence. Best regards for you and yours.

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  4. Inspiring post. Thank you for sharing.

    If there is no stillness,
    there is no silence.
    If there is no silence,
    there is no insight.
    If there is no insight,
    there is no clarity

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  5. I rarely have the tv or music on when I am home alone. I prefer silence/quiet. As Lvsrao said, no stillness, no silence, no insight. 🙂

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