ikon human beings use speaking as a last resort. we tried grunting, we tried physicalizing our words, but we finally had to resort to speaking as our primary means of communication.

and i still never know what to say.
josie the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch with, without speaking and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had. 000626
Sintina A friend once told me how great it is to be able to sit with someone and not say a word... but he was trying to stop me from speaking I think. So that he could see if we could have one of those not speaking cool best friend things.. We did. But I felt so stupid.

Why can't I keep my big mouth shut?
god if you can now here me, you may go, for i am here and i am talking... 010521
rubydee why is blathering easier than speaking?

speaking makes me numb
the therapist forces me into it
by her insinuating silences
finally i can't take it anymore
and blabble the most incoherant things. like what i ate for breakfast, how many cigarettes i smoked yesterday, the state of the bananas on my counter.
sylvia plath everything she said was like a secret voice speaking straight out of my own bones. 020903
firejdl I like blathering. On the other hand, I don't like speaking. I'm the kind of person who usually sits alone and never speaks unless spoken to.

Please, speak to me.
sisyphus Agamemnon gagged his own daughter so that she might not curse the house of Atreus yet again, and all her flashing-pitying eyes couldn't makes the gods hear - only Clytemnestra could take Iphigenia's silence and transform it into violence, fulfill a curse unspoken.

Human silence and human vengeance and blood like rain.
what's it to you?
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