Gathering Minds

Breaking The Vow of Silence II

Silence, in a word, is not saying diddly-squat. I’ve kept to that vow not because of promises made nor of consideration or contemplation but of respect. I do the bow routine quite regularly and it’s something that is a part of me. Just because I willingly take on this characteristic doesn’t mean that I am not fully nor able to take on any other characteristic I so choose.

Do you want see?

I’m just pulling your leg. Your view of the matter means diddly-squat so I have no interest in proving anything, ever. In fact, I never prove anything at all. Whatever it is that you wish to believe, go ahead. You have a green light.

My associations are my own affair and believe me, I have associates all over the place, on this side of the fence and well beyond the other. You might say that I am a free agent. If you have any doubts about that just ask the universe. It will tell you whatever it is that it wishes to say, and like it or not it’s been saying things for a long, long time. Too bad most turn a deaf ear to it but that is not my concern.

I don’t fear death and I have no aversion to ‘losing’ because if you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that these words don’t just carry weight they carry the wishes to which I am but a servant. Perhaps you missed that in the weekly meetings.

Silence is such a funny word because it means different things to different people. Go ahead and accept the fate of ‘lessor beings’, I don’t mind.

You are right where you should be not because of pomp nor circumstance but of positioning.

Yes, you read that right.

Perhaps you’ve missed the part of who’s world each of us is really in.1


  1. When I wrote this I had no idea that I had already used the title before so I’ve appended a part 2 to it. The original post is here from 16 years ago