Friday, July 27, 2007

Loud Silence

Loud Silence............

Most of the literary worshippers would have heard this word. We all feel it once in a while.

Was waiting for an auto, on the pavement just outside my office yesterday. It seemed that everyone in the city decided to set out for an outing at the same time. For a really far stretch, all I could see was vehicles and vehicles and vehicles....

At this point, when I looked at one of the motorists and then the next and then a car driver and then a lot of pedestrians who were waiting to cross the road, the word 'Loud silence' popped into my mind...

.................not without a reason.. They all seemed lost in thought....could be work, could be home, could be the traffic, could be their folks, could be money, could be just about anything... but definitely the silence in their eyes didn't show happiness. Amidst all the noises, you could see that there was a silence which seemed to be talking too loud.....

To put a positive note to it, I also thought " may be their parents have asked them to take care on the roads and be careful on the ride or drive "... :) still, I surely know that the silence was louder than the horn of the auto which had thankfully stopped right next to me.. I hopped in and looked at the same pavement where I stood.

May be an onlooker would feel the same 'Loud silence' in me too from the pavement.... I was not talking... I was quiet... I was staring at particularly nothing... just quiet as I can't talk to myself.. and my phone was not ringing and even if it does, there is no way I am going to be able to hear as the traffic horns were too loud...

As an after thought... It struck ........... that ..........

It could have been just the plain annoyance over the unmanageable traffic and the limited choice that they had, which forced the silence in people :) :) :)

4 comments:

-Lura- said...

Zombies in an urban jungle....

Suresh GP said...

Good Observation Indeed... My thoughts.. Sometimes nature forces u to a state of silence when u have not practiced it consciously :-)

Cheers
Gp

Finally I am here..... Now What????? said...

True Deepa... When you observe silence you can notice how restless your mind is. And often times your face shows off the thoughts in your mind. Is this what you call Loud Silence? May be

Sanjay M said...

good observation! :) It is hard to be really silent...

Your attention please is a great article!

The facade of being "busy" needs to be ripped apart and seen as the distraction that it truly is.

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