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yoli
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You can master many languages, but if you can't undertstand someones silence, you fail.
Suri Singh

true words, what do you think?

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als Antwort auf yoli vom 23.02.2021, 12:55:32

Of course, that is ever so true!  Rosemarie

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als Antwort auf yoli vom 23.02.2021, 12:55:32
@Yoli

Hello, dear Yoli, is Sun Singh one of your distant acquaintances? He seems to be a wise man, probably with a curious turban on his head and with an enormous beard in the lower parts of his face. 

Have you tried to understand what he means when he mentions meaningful silences?

When I was driving through Death Valley,and stopped in a desertic area in the deepest part, we got out and walked for a while.There was no noise, no sound of any bird, no whisper of wind, no singing of a cricket, absolute silence. Even so the silence appeared to be  extraordinarily loud. Words spoken at the lowest level could be heard over a long distance. However this phenomenon is probably not what Sun Singh wanted to impart-

jacaré4/Udo

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rose42
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als Antwort auf jacare4 vom 23.02.2021, 16:00:26

Dear Jacare,
this must be a very impressive atmosphere, almost alarming ! On the other hand - I think - you feel yourself as well as your surrounding especially intensive. Your wrote: extraordinarily loud! That's what I mean.
Rosemarie

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Absolut silence! I thought it meant sort of unspoken words but signs in the opposite that are unmistakable.
Rejection, acceptance, things like that. If I say something and the opposite just says nothing I can make a conclusion of what he thinks.
But that about no sound!
Yes! We had it in Australia once, near the Uhuru stone at night. The stars so near you could almost touch them and no sound. Yes, it makes you whisper.
I cannot find the chap I quoted. But I think he is a poet I heard one time.

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als Antwort auf rose42 vom 23.02.2021, 22:26:34
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Dear Rosemarie, silence can be something wonderful. If you want to enjoy a festive meal to celebrate a special birthday, e.g. the sixtieth, seventieth, eightieth, you want everybody sitting aroound the table to be happy, and this is shown in vivid chatter and , klinking of glasses and toasts.What a desaster if there is silence. But if you walk in the forest and you wanr to immerge deeply in your thoughts, you probably will be disturbed when a group a joyful wanderers passes by making noises no end, not taking any notice of the sounds of nature. 


Silence between intimate partners or friends is a very special silence. No words need to be spoken, sitting together, walking together, listening together to music both love, watching  the sun rising or setting, reading side by side, etc. 

But if is terrible, if after a row friends, partners, family members  keep an angry silence and refuse reconciliation. 

Silences can be so different. 

Udo

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als Antwort auf jacare4 vom 24.02.2021, 16:29:42

Dear jacare4,
you found the appropriate description of  very private, precious moments. You can keep it in your memory to recollect later in less happy moments.
Have a tood time - so long - Rosemarie


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