February 20, 2023

Intimacy in Silence

There's intimacy in the minutes you spend with someone in silence.

When you're with a friend, sitting down a hallway, watching the clouds dance so slowly, so gracefully.

When you're lying down on the picnic mat, sometimes talking, but also letting the conversation die in comfortable silence. Both of you reflecting on what has been said, but the thoughts also jumping onto other things.

When you're having lunch, both of you deep in thought. Your minds still working on the projects you left at your desks.

There's intimacy, respect, and familiarity in comfortable silence. Intimacy in the lack of pressure to fill the silence. Intimacy in how comfortable you are with each other, of not having to entertain. Together, acknowledging each other's presence, but also giving respectful space.