Sounds of Silence

Because a vision softly creeping

Check out the following photographs that begin to illustrate the Paul Simon song and note the following:

  • The images help you to better understand the meaning of words that you have probably heard all of your life and yet, have not fully processed. In other words. The Pictures Are Worth 1,000 words [for establishing meaning].
  • The images establish mood. If there were no words at all, the images alone establish meaning.
  • Consider the value of combining excellent images with words on your blogs, on Facebook, and everywhere you use social media.

And Whispered in the Sounds of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping,

Left Its Seeds While I Was Sleeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping.

In Restless Dreams I Walk Along

I have illustrated the entire Paul Simon song with photographs Here

Yesterday, on my main blog site, I wrote about the ways in which Silences can be good, both in our writings and in our art. Here

However, there is a difference between the quiet meditative silences that allow data to come in, to grow, and to express, in a more meaningful way and the Silences that are a product of a stubborn and/or insensitive failure to communicate. Paul Simon’s Sounds of Silence address the latter.

I wrote another post about how we need to share, and when we do not share–when we do not give, as well as receive–we become like the Dead Sea. Here. 

Today’s Writing Prompt is a Challenge to examine the Silences and Lack of Silences in Our Lives. Ask Yourself the Following:

Is there too much noise in your writing and your art?

On the other hand, are your silences mere selfishness and insensitivity?

What is the difference between the two?

Consider the importance of balancing the two–of balance meditative quietness and valid communication.

Copyright Jacki Kellum November 11, 2015

Remember: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words


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