Flame 22

Old Tree Question from 2003

part of: Questions-TDL

by Teresa Dunyati-Long

How much silence do you build into your days ? Do you talk with your co-workers at breaks? Leave the radio or television on for companionship? Maybe even fall asleep with these going? Socially, a long silence is like the kiss of death…people become embarrassed, anxious, uneasy. What is it about quiet that invokes this response? How have you gone about befriending these moments and what have you discovered lying beneath their glassy surface?