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I Value Comfortable Silence

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    Serenity... - Comfortable silence is wonderful both by yourself and with good company. When with company and the silence is comfortable, that indicates a very special bond. I've...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2010

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    A Rare Thing. - Every chance I get, I spend by myself now. Living in this house drives me crazy and when I'm home alone, I cherish all of that time. I used to wake up at 5am when...
    Undefinedsystem Undefinedsystem 16-17, M Nov 12, 2011

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    A Need In My Life - Silence is the moment that increases awareness of my thoughts and feelings, where I find myself again and know what I want. It is a planted field of truths that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 13, 2011

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    Silence Is Golden - I value comfortable silence.  When I'm around others and they chatter nonstop about meaningless things, it gets on my last nerve.  I enjoy...
    Insomniac Insomniac 51-55, F 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    The Sound of Brunch - I was having brunch with a friend of mine last weekend and at one point during the meal, I looked up and noticed that we hadn't said much for a good stretch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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    Nature - i love the sound of nature birds chirping and singing songs of their hearts, that is truely peacful to me. it is my comfortable silence. when i need a break from my family...
    apml apml 16-17, F Mar 15, 2012

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    A Special Relationship - It doesn't happen often or with everyone I am friends with, but being able to be comfortably silent with someone special is a rare and wonderful gift...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Karnkuluu - Yea me too They talk **** all dayI can't stand it, and know whatthe blackfellas' wow they can do it non stop or get me this get me that.They mind rape ya
    peterStralia peterStralia 56-60, M Jun 8, 2012

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    Peaceful And Still - Comfortable silence?  What is it?  I wanted to share a story about the silence I heard today, so I looked for a group to join and write in.  I found quite a...
    darknight darknight 46-50, M Oct 8, 2011

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    La Cygne - Silence And three atmospheres, A whistle from a far. Silence, At the stadium many cheers, The boy racers car. Silence, A peacefulness so serene, A sublime feeling...
    bonizil bonizil 18-21, F Apr 6, 2013

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    Aahhh Peace - Your driving in your car with someone you are getting to know. When ever there is silence do you feel like you have to say something? I appriciate and notice people...
    alicia2316 alicia2316 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    It's the only way to know you are comfortable around someone. No words are better sometimes I feel
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Why Do People Always Need Noise? - This is something I never understood. Why do most people have a constant, incessant need for some noise-making machine to be on in the background...
    nosouvenirs nosouvenirs 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    It Is So Rare - To be with someone and just be able to hang out & not feel the need for words is a wonderful thing. 
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2008

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    Shhhhhhhh...... -
    dreamificational dreamificational 36-40, F Dec 18, 2009

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    More Than... - ... I value conversations.I wish I could spend entire days engulfed in the peace provided by silence, avoiding meaningless conversations that I engage in just to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2012

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    Quiet Comfortable Moments - I enjoy comfortable silences. It didn't strike me until a few weeks ago that not everyone can enjoy comfortable silences, or see value in them. I...
    Rhan Rhan 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    So Very Unawkward - For some reason many people find silent moments awkward. Well, if nothing needs to be said at that particular time, then-- uh, that's fine with me. I have no...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    I Often Have Little to Say - I don't mean to say that I don't have thoughts.  I think a lot, much of it is the kind of stuff you don't have great or lengthy conversations...
    secondrule secondrule 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    Just Be. - D H Lawrence already explained this better than I ever could, so I'll just say that it's unnecessary to fill a void that doesn't exist. 
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F Apr 22, 2011

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    Nothing More Beautiful - "You and I can do anything but only Christopher Robin and I can do nothing," said Whinne the Pooh. I use to have one person who I could just be quiet with...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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    Comfortable and Quet Is Nice - Sometimes when I'm  going through a comfortable silence with someone; I'll think about how nice and quiet things are.  Then, I'll make...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2007

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    True... - Someone put it quite nicely when they said "The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word and then walk away feeling...
    Candita Candita 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    No Point In... - ...filling every gap with words. Silences are natural pauses, and shouldn't be filled with mindless chatter, just because they're there. I appreciate, if you're...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    What's Wrong With Silence? - Seriously, why do some people not like silence? If you are comfortable enough to be with someone and not have to say anything at all, then what's wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    Silence Sometimes Says So Much - I am okay with silence, being with someone, but not having to talk all the time. Watching life go by, out the car window, or at her horses. It's...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Sep 16, 2010

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    Precious Moments..... -   Those kinds of moments are precious...no need for words....just enjoying the natural beauty all around and peacefulness...can't ask for more!!...
    Sophie1610 Sophie1610 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    It's 3a.m. What Is That Strange Noise Or Shall I Say Silence! - The tv or radio typically goes on right after the coffee pot and off when the sleep timer turns it off. I rarely...
    Momof3rlb Momof3rlb 51-55 Jun 12, 2012

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    The Unspoken Word Gesture Deed - To be close enough to someone to simply feel their presence close and warm as you read by the fire, perhaps a head leaning against you, or in your...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2008

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    Credits To Paul Simon - And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without speaking People writing songs that voices...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2, 2012

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    Silence Between Words - Comfortable silence to me means the silence between words. Those moments after intense communication when two become one, the kind that makes the...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 6 Responses May 13, 2011

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    Sunsets - Some of my fondest memories in a relationship I have been in has been the times when we haven't spoken. There is nothing better than just enjoying sitting and watching...
    sunandstars sunandstars 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2008

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    So Shut It - I'm kidding. I think that statement just makes the silence awkward if you tell it to someone who doesn't get you or your humor. I've never been able to enjoy a...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    Yeah...we Need Rest - My mind can rest when I will go to a quiet place
    friendlycat friendlycat 26-30, F Mar 19, 2011

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    Silence, the Forgotten Realm ‘There is a moment, before I sit down to work, that I feel a very keen sense of empathy. It is from this, almost heartbreaking, point that words...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Dec 28, 2013

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    A Lazy Day. - I hear people ask "What is a perfect day off for you?" and I must admit that as I age my answer to this question has changed as well. I have a stress packed job and...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M Dec 16, 2011

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    Shhh Don't Ruin the Moment. . . - One thing that I learned in my last relationship is that the beauty of a moment doesn't always have to include commentary.  Some of the most...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 23 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    Just Peaceful - I know I'm with someone who knows and loves me when we can just sit and be, not have to fill the silence with chatter.  The long spaces in between...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 13 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Silence Can Be Golden - There are some days when the only sounds you want to hear is the wind and/or the rain. I can appreciate being out in the middle of nowhere just laying back...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 9, 2012

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    Peace - its nice when you can find silence with someone you are close to. be it boyfriend or best friend, its nice that we dont feel we have to fill a space with chatter, we can...
    JulySunSoul JulySunSoul 26-30, F Oct 31, 2011

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    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 5 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Silence Is Golden -  The first time I really remember appreciating silence was after becoming a member of the Congregational Church. After the ceremony I went for a walk along...
    glenara glenara 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    A 1000 Words With One Meaning - This night I dreamed about a person that I was very much in love with, I still care about him. In my dream I said nothing, a long silence was there...
    Kiowa Kiowa 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Short Sweet And To The Point.... - Have always since very young loved just being quiet, happy and content to sit quietly observe or be deep into my own thoughts... it's a natural...
    13MrHappy 13MrHappy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Value Peace And Quiet - Isn't it nice to just be quiet?
    someotherme someotherme 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    At Night - I love to go out at night to hear the whistle of the cool breeze, to take time listening to the beauty of darkness as the stars twinkle above decorating the dim night...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F Apr 9, 2011

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    One Reason - If you are with someone and the silence feel awkward, it means you are not close enough with that person.
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    The Search For Nothing. - I really appreciate when I can sit alone in my room and just have silence. Then go on the search for nothing. :-) I love it.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Peaceful Silence - Usually it was at night, when we have spent the entire day together talking and talking and done everything, we would just lie together in silence after the...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Jul 23, 2012

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    I Love Comfortable Silences. ... - I love comfortable silences. unfortunately, they're a rare occurance. But that's ok, i'm ok with listening so feel free to talk.
    Oblivion Oblivion 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2007

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    Just Accept It - It's so beautiful when you are don't feel under pressure to say something. It just happens naturally. Silence shouldn't make us uncomfortable, we should just...
    Qeenofsolitude Qeenofsolitude 13-15 Apr 5, 2012

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    Sharing The Silence - I believe that a true friend should be able to just sit and comfortably enjoy the silence with you, even appreciate it. If you cant sit in silence, without...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F Mar 25, 2013

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