They were walking on the street quietly. A rather large-sized lady passed by. She waved to another and said, “I just came from the pool.” He nudged his partner and said out of earshot, “And left the pool empty (with a naughty glint in his eyes)!” She looked at him and howled loudly. He had said exactly what she had thought. The exact same words!
There are times when your words come out of another’s mouth!
He and his partner woke up early. They had a race to win – a race with the rising sun. No matter what, they wanted to catch the sunrise on the amazing beach. At the beach, the signs of last night’s revelry of the noisy crowds were strewn all around. There were some stray dogs defecating. A few early joggers were already in their act. And a bunch of fishermen at a distance were coming back with their catch done with their day’s work. Together, they found a nice spot and slowly watched the red sun climb up from behind the trees. Higher and higher the red ball went as it gained heat and intensity. That was truly a mesmerizing view, one they never got tired of. Dusting themselves, they took off to walk on the velvety sand. Each quiet and lost in thoughts and yet so in tune with each other!
Sometimes, silence connects in a way words never can!
She yelled at the kids. Why is it that they conveniently ignored what she said? Most often they attributed it to not having heard anything. At other times, they just didn’t care! Till she raises her voice or threatens with a privilege removal, they don’t move their butts. And in no time, they are after each other at the dining table, screaming, yelling and quarreling. It is a daily story. Why can’t they sit and eat in peace? Why can’t they listen for a change? At the end of the day, all she desires is some good old-fashioned quiet!
Sometimes silence is bliss!
She was troubled. She had a pressing concern. It was not letting her concentrate on her work. She picked up the phone and called a close friend. A few thoughts exchanged, some reassurances from this person who mattered, and it was as if a curtain had lifted. She was suddenly calm and at peace – ready to face the world with a cheerful face!
Sometimes all we need is a few soothing words from someone who matters!
They had a terrible row. He said some really ugly things to her. She was angry and hurt. She expected him to come and apologize. He never did. In his mind, he felt she deserved them. Why did he not watch what he said? Why was it so difficult for her to get as offensive or cantankerous?
Sometimes, words can singe you deeper than bullets!
Words or the lack of them have the power to take us to the dizzying heights of ecstasy or to the ultimate depths of depression!