I’ve never been a very talkative person. I probably write more words a day on this blog than I actually say in an entire day. That’s how quiet I am and that’s how much I don’t like talking. Especially small talk. There’s nothing worse than going into the grocery store to pick up a few items and running into someone you knew from high school or college, and having to make awkward small talk. That’s why, if I see someone I know, I pretend I never saw them and go walking in the opposite direction, just to avoid the awkward small talk that takes place. I know it seems really mean, but I just can’t bear it. But on the other hand, if I’m around someone I know very well, I can talk for hours and hours and probably end up boring the other person to death.
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we all went mute for a day. No talking at all. Just silence. I bet we talk so much that all that energy could be used for something else. In a way, it would be like turning off the lights for an entire day. No talking equals saving energy. An interesting concept.
The best conversations don’t involve many words. I like it when there are moments when you and someone else can just look at each other and know what the other person is thinking. They do say that one look is worth a thousand words, and that has always been one of my most favorite quotes, even though I have no idea who said it.