1: forbearance from speech or noise : muteness —often used interjectionally
2: absence of sound or noise : stillness in the silence of the night
3: absence of mention: a : oblivion, obscurity b : secrecy weapons research was conducted in silence
Sometimes it’s the silence between the notes
Which makes the song.
The pause, which allows the note before
And the note after it
To be heard and understood.
We write songs in our daily lives
Often without knowing it.
We pause before replying,
We walk away,
It’s what determines the song’s melody.
If I had to tell you
What my last song was about
I’d say it was about fears
And that it’s important we face them.
It’s about wounds and scars,
Covered up and bound with
Band-Aids and bandages
Which, at some point,
Need to be ripped off.
It’s about being present,
In the moment,
Without definition, expectation or direction,
Where one exists as they are.
It’s about staying in the moment
And trusting that that space will evolve,
Grant life, beauty.
It’s about meeting another’s gaze,
Without looking away,
Not being scared of that sacred space.
It’s about SOULfood
Where freedom exists
And there are no limits
Placed on humanity
When one song ends,
The silence before the first note of the next
Will surely be of influence.
And when the new song starts
Because it just might be the song
Which becomes the oyster shell
For your heart.