I used to see older couples sitting together at a restaurant or in the movie theater or walking next to one another in silence and I would feel sorry for them. They had nothing to talk about, no stories to share, nothing left to say.
Years have passed. I’ve grown more wise, experienced life, had my heart broken and learned to love everything about myself and appreciate those around me. I understand.
I sit with Mr. Right. It’s quiet, but my heart sings! There is a comfortable silence between us. No words need to be said as we share this time together.
Awkward silence typically occurs when we’re uncomfortable, nervous, anxious. Words often get in the way.
I see couples sitting together at a restaurant or in a movie theater or walking down the street, not saying a thing. I smile, knowing that there is sometimes nothing left to say, acknowledging that often times those moments of reflection and quiet and silence are more about the peace that people feel in their hearts, than about anything that’s left unsaid. They’re enjoying one another, drinking in the sights, sounds and smells that will keep the memory of that moment alive for years to come.
My heart sings.
Can you hear it?
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