Saturday, 2 October 2010
When I was a young man (I was, once, honest) I was driving back to Liverpool from the Lake District with a girlfriend (I think at 21 in those days we still called each other boy/girl friends) where we'd been for a short break. At one point we'd been silent for quite a while and we realised that we knew each other well because we were comfortable with the silence between us. We had no need to talk. I was reminded of that today by Heather's quote on Facebook by Elbert Hubbard that “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” I used to have on my wall the words "We do not know each other yet. We have not dared to be silent together." However, unusually, I didn't attribute it to anyone. I have Googled it without success. Does anyone know if it's a quote or did it come from my head?