I’ve made a bit of a collage of images readily available on the internet that speak to silence. I’d like to talk a bit about silence in relationship, and in particular to estranged relationships. Some of us will have positive associations with silence, and some perhaps less positive associations. I’d like to start this set of posts by inviting you to have a look at the above images and consider your own experience with silence and relationship.
How do you feel about the silence in your relationships? Is silence a significant cause, as well as effect, of your estrangement? Can silence be used as punishment, power and control? Have you experienced this? Should we be expected to understand and make sense of other people’s silence? Should they be able to interpret ours?
What do you think?
PS/ if you click the image you should be able to see it a little larger/clearer