Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thoughts on Silence

Let the silence praise God-

the muffled, decibel-dampening,
"if a tree falls in the forest and
no one is there to hear it" silence...

the disconcerting, disorientating,
"harsh fluorescent lighting and
sterile waiting room" silence...

the welcome pause, rest,
"take a deep breath and
stop to appreciate beauty" silence...

the anguished, fallen sparrow,
"whole body shaking but
no sound emerges" silence...

the encroaching, stifling,
"where are you, God, and
have you abandoned me?" silence...
Let the silence praise God 
in watchful anticipation...

every symphony begins with silence.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...