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Ruminate

RMPreclining“Incessant talk runs into serious trouble. It can’t honor things, because there’s no “sacred space” for them (to quote someone with whom I spoke recently). There’s no sense of a time for quieting down and listening. Thus, there’s little room for taking anything serious in. Instead, people vie to be heard—but no one’s listening anyway, so no one gets heard. This is an exaggerated representation, of course, but it’s largely accurate.

The problem is not just that people talk, talk, and talk. (Nor is it a problem of extroverts versus introverts, as many who qualify as introverts have a great propensity for chatter.) It’s that there’s so much rush, so much overload of work and information, that people don’t even have a chance to ruminate, to sift through experiences, to read books for pleasure and interest, or to test out ideas.”- Diana Senechal

She’s comfortable in the silence; strolling through her own thoughts; being.

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23 comments on “Ruminate

  1. S.W. May
    April 17, 2013

    Silence is such an integral part of conversations. Sometimes I have the best ones when I say nothing at all. My post exemplifies how this dynamic cannot be replicated on social sites.

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  2. S.W. May
    April 17, 2013

    It’s my turn to ask for forgiveness. I’ve forgotten we weren’t talking in comment sections any longer. What to do…………….

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    • Reticent Mental Property
      April 17, 2013

      Good Morning Mr. May. Our chosen forum has no place for silence! It thrives on the comment count, yes? and i humbly add the truth: few are really following the words i string behind…Since, the one who makes the rules can be the first one to bend them, I’ll make an exception for the man with the minimalist approach to words. Rule 1.1 however…no personal attacks– so what if my gravatar is not me? Actually, it looks a lot like me… it’s just very hard to hold the camera when both hands are in such a position.

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  3. Reticent Mental Property
    April 18, 2013

    Mr. May, i am asking about your blog’s B&Ws.

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    • S.W. May
      April 19, 2013

      Oh, in that case.
      Source: Some girl’s phone (if I remember correctly)
      Inspiration: Nice day smoking on her porch swing.

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    • S.W. May
      April 19, 2013

      Why the curiosity? and thank you for the compliment.

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      • Reticent Mental Property
        April 19, 2013

        Everyone is very complimentary on your blog. You attract and encourage many and clear flirtation in every give/take. Nothing wrong with that, mind you. I’m simply shifting the exploration to your photos. Do you have someone shoot the image you feel fits? Does the picture ever come before the words?

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  4. S.W. May
    April 19, 2013

    Sorry for the confusing responses. I have been occupied over a conference I had yesterday. My photos are “collected” from the magic of the internet, and are only there as decoration. Generally, I’m unsatisfied with them, but they work for what I want them to do. Very few are originals.

    I love flirting. It is such a charming way to communicate with either sex, and you communicate well.

    The narcissist in me loves your detailed attention. Thank you.

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    • Reticent Mental Property
      April 20, 2013

      And now i see my comment section has become an extension of my varied explorations… thank you for commenting.

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      • S.W. May
        April 20, 2013

        I noticed that too. I have email, you know. Just click on my gravatar.

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        • Reticent Mental Property
          April 20, 2013

          So much clicking interrupts my daydreaming….can there be no return to longhand, to letters penned with a point dipped in ink, to letter writing in cursive curlicues all leaning to the right? Are you familiar with the Palmer Method, row after row of O’s on grey paper with a number 2 pencil, elbow bent, paper at a 45 degree angle…?

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          • S.W. May
            April 20, 2013

            I know many writers who write before they type. I, on the other hand, can’t read my own handwriting… (I’m being daft on purpose).

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  5. Reticent Mental Property
    April 19, 2013

    The woman i am enjoys lavishing attention on narcissists.

    Welcome back from your conference. What did you learn about yourself, your work, your words, Mr. May…? or were you occupied with, perhaps distracted by, knee to knee conversations and such…?

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