“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.”
― Alfred Brendel
The 3rd photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal. A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos.
Week Three – Listener
I’ve always considered myself a good listener. I’ve never been one to talk a lot so listening came natural. I can drive for hours, with the radio turned off, and just be with my thoughts. I can lay down, my back to the earth, close my eyes or stare into the sky and just “listen”.
I’ve always been this way.
When I write the lyrics to my songs, or when I write poetry, I sometimes just listen to the melody or rhythm in my head, then write a few words . . . pause and listen . . . then write a few more words.
Silence is the breakthrough to listening.
|From Self Portrait Journal – 52 Project|