This is parent conference week. Lots of talking.
I have been teaching ten year olds to multiply two digits by two digits. A wicked lot of talking.
I am a mentor in our school district, and I met with my protogee today. Talk, talk, talk. Talk.
My math coach came in to help today. Talk.
I drove home from school with my commuting buddy, my daughter. We are women. We are teachers. We love each other a lot. TALK TALKY TALK TALK TALK.
Holy sweet verbal overload.
In an hour, I will leave my house to go to choir rehearsal, where I will listen to directions, work on the lyrics, catch up with all the news from my fellow altos and chat about the upcoming concert.
Ouch. My aching brain.
Right now, though, I am at home.
Unless you count two big nonverbal dogs.
I am on my couch. Feet up, glass of wine in hand. No TV. No radio. No husband. No kids, no friends, no colleagues, no neighbors.
Ahhhhhhhhh. Sweet relief.
60 minutes of silence.
10 thoughts on “Silence is golden”
Can you hear me now?
No, thank God.
can totally relate, even down to the glass of wine and dogs who persist in barking at every squirrel that scampers by!
As long as the dogs weren’t using actual words, I didn’t even mind!!!!
I can so relate to this. When I come home after teaching swimming, the noise volume and talking to kids, parents and teachers, still ringing in my ears, I am often met by the five remaining members of my house all talking to me at the same time. In that moment I dream of silence. Heaven when you get it.
It really is!! But I also know that after a day or two of that silence, I really miss hearing voices again. Good to have both, I guess!
All my years in retail, I would take my lunch break sitting in my car rather than sit in the break room with my coworkers. That hour of silent reading kept me sane…
Hope it was the refreshing break you needed 🙂
It was, but right now I am supervising indoor recess……oh, how I miss those quiet moments!!!
Indoor? Really? We don’t even have rain down here, and it’s in the 50’s…What a difference, over a short(ish) distance!
Ice pellets up here…..ick.