Fireflies and saying Goodbye

I’ve always been one to speak my mind–to speak “truth to power” I guess you could say. But there are times when words escape me. When the right word just won’t come, no matter how hard I try to conjure it. This occurs at time of great stress or sadness. Maybe, you can relate? In these times I know that I must be still. If I try to force them, the words will only come out stilted or incoherent. I may use the wrong word, or words that are too harsh. Then I’ll just look back with regret at what I sent into the world, and once they’re out there, there’s no taking them back. So, as much as I love them, there are times when silence is, indeed, golden.

So, today I will be silent, and, instead, leave you with a quote from one who was better with words than than I am. Next week I hope to have something more eloquent to share. Until then…

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