The Art of Silence

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Spring.

It’s here and flowers are just bursting out everywhere.  I couldn’t be more thrilled and throughout this past week I would escape my desk to walk outside and take it all in.  Breathe with deep breaths like I do in yoga.  It was a rough week at work.  A client says they aren’t wrong even though the evidence says otherwise.  On Friday, I was on a conference call where the client had mastered the art of silent pauses.  They were deafening and laced with threats.  We all just sat there with no one saying a word and yet  somehow we felt his fury.  I imagined Hitchcock editing these moments with dramatic music.  When my associate and I hung up from the group meeting, we called each another.

“That was horrible!”

“I feel like we were just slaughtered.”

“Now what do we do?”

Even though my head was pounding, I couldn’t help but admire the way this client was able to convey so much by saying nothing at all.

MoleI walked around the West Village this morning taking photographs and running errands.  Admittedly, the errand part wasn’t as successful.  I leave tomorrow for my moment at the spa and then a trade show.  I am excited beyond measure.  My cameras are packed!

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It’s Mother’s Day and I wish those who are a happy day.  For me, this day is one when I must dine on memories.

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6 Responses to The Art of Silence

  1. coleen says:

    Dining on memories….I like that. As for silence…it can be used as a weapon, as you experienced.

  2. LB says:

    Never forget the nurturer that you are … of family and friends and flowers and words.
    Enjoy your time at the spa!!

  3. John says:

    Some people aren’t good at silence … it seems more awkward than menacing. But boy, when you meet someone who’s good at menacing silence, it will leave you weak and trembling. Good thing you’re able to leave for a few days … sounds like it is much needed!

  4. maesprose says:

    I can tell you know about menacing silence! I had never experienced anything like that before. I did enjoy my time away and this past weekend too!

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