This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge had me thinking. Do we only communicate with others by talking head to head, squeezing in words whenever we can as people we saw in Naples, Italy, (above photo) were doing? Is talking aloud the only way we share our thoughts with others? Or is there communication in silence as well?
Real communication happens in silence.Osho
With this quote by Osho, I searched through my photos to see if I had any of people communicating . . . albeit silently.
Even with his mask on and without saying a word, our waiter at Iron Rooster in Annapolis, Maryland, seemed happy at work, serving us breakfast on the sidewalk and communicating only with his eyes.
And is there any doubt there’s communication between this just-married couple in front of the Duomo di Milano having a quiet moment in the midst of people from all over the world?
But there was also this woman in front of the doors of Duomo di Milano. Was she rubbing the surface as so many have done before to receive a blessing? To deliver a request? Or possibly just pondering her place in the universe as she stood there pensively . . . in the moment . . . alone, yet possibly communicating.
Finally, it’s probably enough just to be on the phone, communicating with someone, wherever you may be, but not saying a word. Just listening. Because sometimes — well, maybe a lot of times — silence, and nothing more than silence, may be all we need to stay in touch.
Thanks to the blog Horse Addict, written by Biasini and his partner Ma Leueen, for guest hosting this week’s challenge. If you’d like to share a post on the topic of communication, just link here and add the tag Lens Artists.