Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Peace and Quietude

Aisha (one of my blog followers and student and friend) had remarked that we all talk too much at times; that maybe, sometimes, there is no need for us to speak at all – a sentiment that strikes a chord with me suddenly. I can only agree wholeheartedly. After all, didn’t The Tremeloes sang “Silence is golden”? And didn’t Abraham Lincoln once say: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”? But more importantly, I remembered what Francis Siah (my student and friend) said, silence is really peace and quietude. Well said, Francis. After all, after giving 9 hours of lectures today – wouldn’t I crave for a long spell of silence? And don't forget - tomorrow, there is still this unfinished business of this semester's lectures. And Friday. And then again, next week and the week after. Sshhh! Let's have a quiet momennt. please...

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