Silently pondered

Ya, we know. Everyone within earshot knows. You have a thought that is remotely righteous and in your infinite lack of wisdom you have brought it upon yourself to speak your mind. Of course you begin by announcing to everyone that you’re the kind of person that needs to say things when you feel this strongly about … Blah, blah, blah … And you just can’t stand for … Blah, blah, blah. Sorry I zoned out because at least half of the sane people unfortunate enough to hear your slightly “holier than thou” moment, already had that thought and knew enough to keep it to themselves. When your announcement is longer than the thought you felt it necessary to share, then listen to a different voice in your head. Like your mom’s, or someone’s mom, who would have advised you to keep your mouth shut.

Sometimes silence is just the sound needed at the time. Sometimes the depthless hum of chatter is the sound that warms the soul afraid of being alone. Sometimes the raucous laughter of stories stretched to legend are the perfect place to hide in a crowd. Sometimes the obvious just needs to be silently pondered.

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