All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. ~ Blaise Pascal
Sometimes silence is not only golden but vital.
I got a reminder of this the other night as I sat on the sofa watching a favorite television show. My hands were busy working on my hair, tightening my locks. Otherwise, my mind was engaged with the characters on the screen.
When, as expected, the commercial break began in a volume a gazillion decibels louder than the program, I tuned out.
Exactly how many advertisements aired as the set blared on – three, maybe four – I don’t know.
Then, suddenly, there was QUIET. And so I turned my attention back to the television to see what was going on.…