We are so dependent upon words . We are talking all of the time yet not really communicating what is in our hearts. In my work, as a psychotherapist, we often focus upon emotions described by words. In sessions, mostly everyone hates to sit in silence. It usually feels as if the connection is somehow broken between two people.
"The Artist" talks about the shift from silent movies to talking movies in the early 1930's. It was a shift from acutely using your sense of sight , sensing, and feeling to focusing on speech and sight. We have lost the ability to really discriminate when we communicate . We have became overly comfortable with imprecise words. Sometimes comfortable silence is much more meaningful than all of the words. . Perhaps, we will remember this message, the next time that we sit in companionable silence with our loved ones.