This handsome young man is my grand nephew Vedesh.
Vedesh 2

He posted this poster on his facebook wall:

small talk

I left a comment: – “I prefer silence. From the audience that is. Who would not like a captive audience to listen without responding?”

I then discovered this scene in Matheran.

I have been there and done that there. I have been at the speaker’s end as well as the captive audience. Highly elevating experience I can assure you, but what one really likes to do there is  to be in perfect silence.  And in that silence, the mountains and valleys speak to us.

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25 Responses to Silence!

  1. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    Good for you, Vedesh. Ramana, your gn is already fascinating. such topics give energy to survive a world like ours. the depth of silence will come later. I’d love to hear his take on our flbc topics.

  2. I have played the role of a captive audience, and it wasn’t much fun — for me, that is. So I try not to abuse friends who are willing to play that role for me.
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  3. nick says:

    “I like people with depth, who speak with emotion from a twisted mind”. Me too. They’re fascinating.

    Too little thoughtful silence, too much vacuous prattle. That’s the characteristic of our age unfortunately.
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  4. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    I understand your grand nephew: I dislike small talk too. I don’t have the patience for it.
    But silence is perfect at times, it restores my balance. Let’s say that when it comes to talk and being in silence, I adopt a very Apollonian stance…

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  5. tammy j says:

    he’s beautiful rummy.
    and he has your genes.
    perhaps he is wise beyond his years.
    and the picture . . . and the silence . . .
    beauty and soul reaching.
    beyond words.
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    • He comes from a stock which is one that I admire a great deal. His grandparents are among my friends from childhood and his mother has been a favourite niece for me for decades. His father is a remarkable young man too and so, yes, excellent pedigree.

  6. Gabbygeezer says:

    I think a silent audience accepting everything I say would be perfect (and impossible to find).
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  7. Looney says:

    I was under the impression that people who talk about all those things do so because they are avoiding exposing their lack of “depth”. Which is why I like most of those topics and more.
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  8. Big John says:

    Old proverb … “speech is silver; silence is golden” … Sounds about right to me.

  9. I agree with you both.

    And sometimes, I just want to crawl into the silence and dwell there – to drink from it, to breathe it, to wrap myself in it like a blanket – and recharge.
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  10. wisewebwoman says:

    Catching up with you. Love the techno-bike, we could all use one 🙂

    Yes, silence is golden when there’s an audience. And just to be quiet in nature.

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  11. Maunam Deiveeham !
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  12. ajay joshi says:

    Well said I truly loved your answer you always inspire me keep writing.
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  13. Kaitlin says:

    What a beautiful photo (and handsome nephew). This reminds me of a quote in one of Montana’s blogs “keep talking until you think of something to say.” Unfortunately, I think this happens quite a bit.

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