Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Occasional Silence









You can walk into a room and spot them. They seem fine when you talk to them but every now and again, across the room, you catch them looking off into the distance at an invisible point that maybe, they once reached. They laugh a little different. They hesitate a little more. Now they know what it feels like. And something about their eyes when they listen to music says

"Turn it up until my ears bleed. Let it be the last thing I hear."

25 comments:

habit47 said...

"...you catch them looking off into the distance at an invisible point that maybe, they once reached."

I am this person, and I'm not hard to spot. If you haven't got here yet, I pray you never do.

Aella said...

Stunning.

Shandra E...*the misses said...

piercing.
ocassionally, i think we all read your words & fall into a silence because you remind us of how we feel or once felt.

Anonymous said...

You have got my mood spot on today. And you are the only one that has noticed.

jesse lee said...

i second that.
it's spot on.

Jon Chu said...

Simply beautiful.

Andrea Kong said...

so deep.

Anonymous said...

I miss the person that was before I was this person.

Anonymous said...

Please turn it up just enough to burst my eardrums.
Mute the sound a broken heart makes*

Anonymous said...

Does it half to be a broken heart? Can it be a broken soul? A mind?

Dark Tar said...

Really good music sounds just as good when you're alone.

BUT...

When you're in love, even really crap music sounds good.

Dark Tar

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think I am the "Frequent Silence." Still, I like listening to people. I might not always share my thoughts, but maybe that just helps me listen that much more.

010709 said...

You have just managed to explain the feelings that I cannot articulate.

Juniper said...

yes. turn it up.

Angel of Mayhem said...

Astig, this is beautiful! I wish I could write as well as you!

vonyd said...

I've been turning it up daily! It's all I want to do most times.

features/rosie said...

i can imagine when some people couldn't go away with their ear phones...

listening to something you like - music poetry and prayers...is bliss.

you are great with your words and thoughts, thanks.

SAMMb said...

perceptive . love it.

Anonymous said...

The most difficult part is when someone catches me drifting, and wants to know where I am. How does one explain it to someone who's never seen that place?

"I'm just crazy, that's all," I say.

Anonymous said...

I love that. :D

Mellanie said...

...everyone's reached that spot once. then we spend the rest of our lives grasping hopelessly for it.

Anonymous said...

=)

liz said...

I often stare into the distance like that. I manage to tune out every sound and color and feeling. It is an exquisite moment of sadness.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like it's about me. But you don't know me, it seems you understand though. Thankyou. We need people like you, who put things into perspective.

Anonymous said...

I come back to read this post again and again and again. Its perfect. Enough said.