Silence…the absence of sound. It can be a wonderful thing.
These past few months have brought many surprises, but the biggest surprise has been the time. the silence. We live in a world now where we expect instant gratification, immediate and full access, and all our dreams to come true. We [now I’m speaking as a millennial] expect to be noticed and rewarded, promoted and advanced right away. We have so many dreams. We “want to make the world a better place.” But how do we get there?
So, silence. We tend to fill our minds with so many distractions: music, media, different activities. It is almost uncomfortable for us to just sit in silence, to slow down, to think, to rest. That may seem like a waste of valuable time–rest.
I have had a lot of time recently–since our big move to Boston *yay*–to think. and to be silent. It has forced me not to rely on myself or my timing, or on others and their timing, but to rely fully on my faith. Silence: it has forced me to think carefully about my journey so far and what is most important to me. My work these last few weeks with the Boston Children’s Chorus has been inspiring to see so many smart, thoughtful, diverse, and passionate young people singing together. I want to be a part of something that makes a difference.
So in the meantime, in the silence…I bake. and I wait. and I pray.