Friday, 27 July 2012

Enjoy the Silence

I have written a whole post on our society's overemphasis on talk. It was inspired by the press conference involving the American actress Kristen Stewart. I have just erased it.

Perhaps the only literary medium through which one can praise silence without being foolish is poetry.

In poetry the words are a container for the silence.

We live under a tyranny of talk. In a world where a 22 year old actress apologizes to reporters for her consensual sexual sins, thereby humiliating or scandalizing heaven knows how many people, we have forgotten what talk is for.

Let's be silent together for a moment.

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