I Enjoy Silence

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    I listen to 130 middle school kids all day long,

    and then I've got two of my own. Sometimes I just need absolute silence. That's why I love my lunch break so much (on the days that I get one). My friend and I have this unwritten rule that we won't speak for the first fifteen minutes. It's our time to relax and just be...
    JARSMS JARSMS
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

    I like silence. I hear enough noise at work.

    Silence helps and allows me to concentrate on pleasure and sleep
    walker1700 walker1700
    51-55, M
    Nov 21, 2015

    I have no need for friends to communicate with

    in a daily basis. I do not like talking on my phone nor do I like being in the company of people on a daily basis. I would say I am an extreme introvert I enjoy myself, my own company.
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    Unless its awkward, then I don't.

    But for the most part do. It's serene, and when you lay down and close your eyes and let your mind wander, it's the best thing ever. Silence is the one moment where you can stop and fully experience life instead of just living it every day.
    rjelliott rjelliott
    16-17, F
    Dec 13, 2013

    The world is just so loud

    and yet it's even louder in my head. I enjoy even a bit of silence because it's something I rarely have. Don't you feel it too? The noise is deafening but I'm afraid the worse kind of deafening is silence itself.
    DorkDark DorkDark
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    Alone on The Sands Silence,

    Calm Silence, No soul around, Just myself As toes touch grains And heels sink in, Leaving light prints Of bare feet soles. As I walk Down the soft length Of tan sands Feeling alone, I look around To see just the beach No noises heard, Soundless, Still and...
    ScarletSpectre7 ScarletSpectre7
    51-55, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    At times I enjoy being quiet

    and just not focusing on the bad stuff that's going on and aim more towards the good things that are going on, I like to go sometimes and sit in my closet with some nice chill ambient music and tune out this world for a min and mediate on what I wanna do next in my life it all...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    Feb 28, 2014

    A Time to Think Alone,

    Yes ,Alone I in fact am Alone but not lonely, At peace with the world, Now that the kids are in bed And sleeping their sweet dreams, I sit by the old wooden clock , An ancient Grandfather clock, Carved out of cured oak wood And stained a deep walnut brown As the clocks...
    ScarletSpectre7 ScarletSpectre7
    51-55, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    Just Me And My Heartbeat.

    When I have the means to get away, my favorite thing to do when I come home from a long day of being out of the house- Is to lay on my bed and stare at the ceiling fan. Since I was a child I would love to do this. Just lay there in the silence. For hours upon hours. Deep thoughts...
    SgtWalrus SgtWalrus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    I wish everyone would just shut up

    and enjoy the silence. everyday all I hear is blah blah blah.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015
    JuBear424 JuBear424
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    Silence is great, especially

    when reading or sitting around on the computer just enjoying life as a quiet, peaceful moment but theeeeen my stepdad and siblings come into the picture goodbye silence hello being constantly irritated
    ColorPrince ColorPrince
    18-21, T
    Dec 29, 2015

    silence is way better

    than listening to an endless ,pointless story, a crying baby or someone playing a kazoo.
    xkmb xkmb
    56-60
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    A Quiet Moment In My Busy Day

    Watching the sun set, hiding behind the clouds Slowly yet surely bidding his farewell for the day I love this moment when all the days work Comes to a pause....the calm before a storm A million thoughts fill my head.... Questions which none can answer... Hopes for the future...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    I find myself needing silence more

    and more... But sometimes, listening to Frank Sinatra's My Way and Young At Heart can be just as soothing
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    Ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!

    Aaaahhh.... Beautiful, deep, tranquility of nothingness. Welcome me.
    PaleFox PaleFox
    46-50, M
    Jul 19, 2013

    I think people talk too much,

    about pointless things that don't really have any importance. small talk is okay but sometimes it's nice just to sit in silence and just enjoy each other's presence.
    feoxy feoxy
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2014

    There Is No Me In Realtiy, There Is No You

    The thought of a ME that exists. Is only a thought that is happening RIGHT NOW. there is actually no ME in reality. Its like this, the thought of a unicorn appears, does that make the unicorn itself exist in reality no the only thing that exists in reality is the THOUGHT of a...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha
    22-25, M
    21 Responses Jan 2, 2011

    I enjoy the systematic grunts

    and whispers of any car, Driving down vacant roads surrounded in populated houses of cooled people. The river rush of air slipping across the metal and twirling at its edges. The zephyr easily harmonizing with the sounds of my car. I am metabolizing in its aroma of ears...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    hmmmmm.......I enjoy silence,

    but sometimes it's so loud. I'm lonely
    Dixxii Dixxii
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    l love watching him in silence .

    There's not need to talk. Your silence is so loud . I can feel it touching me all over.
    yulime yulime
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    Silenceee

    Im very used to silence and i like it. Sadly i spend a lot of time alone and there was some time that i had 2 o 3 days without talking or hearing a word from another human. Noice bother me: shouts, high music or tv, go to a restaurant with a lot of noise. As the song say I prefer...
    marirosi marirosi
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2012

    Stop for a moment. Put a hand on your heart

    and feel the beat. Now think. Where do you plan to go? Are you, at the moment, at that general direction?
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    Everyone else is asleep

    and I am soaking up the silence! I should be sleeping to but these moments are so rare in a house full of kids...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2015

    One thing I find helpful is having the space to

    just sit quietly thinking through a situation but I find it's becoming more difficult. To me, going out on say a walk or quiet stroll meant literally leaving everything behind with just you and the elements in this quiet space with the sounds of birds and small mammals and maybe...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    Silence of the night.

    .. when the stars whisper to the dark sky with their blinking. The moon as guide...my comforting moon. Where would I be without these lights in the middle of the night. Silence brings memories, thoughts, deep meditation from the deep of my soul. I hear my soul in silence telling...
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Dec 12, 2015
    panthrax00 panthrax00
    18-21, M
    Aug 4, 2014

    Silence makes cowards out of all of us.

    Crave that buzz like heroine, racing through our veins Racing horses, slick coats and ragged breaths We don't want to hear our own ragged breaths Stimulated by a thousand drums The silence speaks a thousand words but We shudder and cover our ears Too wired Too daunted To...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    At night when I'm thinking about anything

    and everything, its nice to just sit in the silence. Let it consume you and numb you.
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2014

    I'm sitting here outside at 4.

    30 am... It reminds me of waking up early while on holiday at the beach, with it's gentle wind blowing and the world has not yet woken up around me, I'm listening to the last remnants of night enjoying a cup of coffee in the silence. It's just lovely.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    There is a saying in my tongue.

    If word is silver, silence is gold.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    I believe the best time to enjoy silence is

    between 3am and 5am. I used to wake up to study during those hours. No noises, no construction noises ,no vehicle noises..All one hears is the sound of the breeze and tick tocking of the clock. Your mind is at peace and is also the best time to do meditation and breathing...
    wearasmile wearasmile
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

    Silence has the eternal presence.

    It allows one to delve into oneself deeply and get introduced to those parts of which he is unaware so far. Being introduced so, he is provided with an opportunity to attain self-knowledge through which he can change for the better. Go into silence as often as possible. Its...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 28, 2015

    I'm not the anti-social type

    who squirrels away from distraction and involvement at all as interaction helps us to advance and invest in our own lives. But sometimes or even often, introversion and solace can be at least as rewarding for inner exploration, reasoning and relaxation in this chaotic web of...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jun 11, 2015

    I love when I'm at home sometimes

    and no one is there and the house is completely silence.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    With silence you find clarity

    and can hear the birds chirping.
    Thundakatt Thundakatt
    36-40, F
    May 8, 2014

    When things in my house,

    or in my life period get hectic .. I just go into one of my empty rooms & close the door, shut the blinds, sit on the floor and just block it all out. Either that or I get in my car, park somewhere far away from my house and I just think. It brings me a level of peace & serenity...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2015

    Weird

    I love silence when I'm alone, but it's pretty awkward around other people. Once you find someone that you can enjoy silence with and also enjoy a conversation, you've found someone special.
    JackedHueMan JackedHueMan
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    Quiet Bliss

    Sitting in silence I travel to places I want to go Away from here and all the stress and woe I dream of you, your voice in my ear Filling my moments of silence with cheer Loving adventures with excitement and passion Charming me, melting me, in simple fashion In silence I...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    Sometime I love silence around me

    and also being silent.... Thinking in silence... And experience nirvana... For now I want to be silent for some time...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 8, 2015

    Silence is golden. When it's quiet I can

    literally hear myself think. Too much noise makes me feel confused!
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703
    31-35, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    In the midst of turmoil,

    chaos in the mind, and a heart filled with voices crying... Nothing can be as priceless a SILENCE.
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    May 11, 2015

    I find it difficult to maintain long lasting

    friendships. And it does not bother me. I like spending time by myself, to meditate.
    peace90 peace90
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    Silence -the Language Of Love

    The power of silence and the beauty of love can never be put into words. Love is a kingdom and silence is its language. Love doesn't need the pillar of words to stand strong, it dives in and out of the ocean of silence; profound and meaningful. Silence is like a melody that can...
    Mehraab Mehraab
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 23, 2012

    Justification for being tired

    and letting yourself stay in it: Forget stressing your life away trying to "get somewhere". You'll never be fulfilled with your accomplishments because accomplishments don't provide inner peace.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 10, 2015

    Shhh...

    Shhh.. don't say a word. Just hold me and let me feel your presence. Not even thousand words could describe this feeling... this silence is so intoxicating. I just want to close my eyes and drift away. I know that I'm in love whenever I'm so comfortable with someone that I can...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2008

    ......

    โ€œBlessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.โ€ โ€• George Eliot
    Diablessse Diablessse
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

    fuc.k yes I it wasent a crime I'll kill

    everyone around me so it will b quiet
    tlufen tlufen
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 22
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    Cousins were here. As much

    as I wanted the room for myself, the noise of sharing space with relatives turned out to be not as bad as I thought it would. Now that they're back to their homes, the silence of the room smells like memories.
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer
    22-25, F
    May 27, 2015

    "We sit silently and watch the world around us.

    This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
    41-45, F
    Jul 15, 2015
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