What would a picture of silence look like?  Can one be taken? Can it be painted on canvas? Or appear in a dream?  What is silence?  The Oxford dictionary defines it as “complete absence of sound”.  Yet, silence often sounds louder than the wailing of air raid sirens from a bygone era.  Silence is often deafening. And silence can penetrate the heart. It can wound a soul.  And make daily life unbearable.

Absence?  I think not.  Perhaps of someone that once touched your heart. Forever gone from your presence but forever in your mind.

Silence screams!

Picture that if you can.  Or hear it. Experience it.

Often it can only be heard with loss.  And the pain that follows.


Maybe it can’t be heard. It can only be felt.