Smile and Silence

Heart Depiction

 Before I call it a day, I would like to share an excerpt from one of my favorite books “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom — an old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson. It talks about the value and depth of how real and true relationships are. The song I have linked is close to my heart; it is the song that my Mom would always remind me of when I feel sad since I was a child (yes, indeed, my memory is that vivid).

Scene between Morrie and Keppel
  The dialogue of The Audiovisual chapter, part two of Tuesdays with Morrie goes…
  “You look fine,” Koppel said when the tape began to roll. “That’s what everybody tells me,” Morrie said. “You sound fine”… “That’s what everybody tells me.”
  “So how do you know things are going downhill?”, Koppel asked.
  Morrie sighed. “Nobody can know it but me, Ted. But I know it.” “Here’s how my emotions go,” Morrie told Koppel.   “When I have people and friends here, I’m very up. The loving relationships maintain me. But there are days when I get sad. Let me not deceive you. I see certain things going and I feel a sense of dread. What am I going to do without my hands, when I am unable to talk…”
“How will you give when you can no longer speak?” Koppel asked. Morrie shrugged. “Maybe I’ll have everyone ask me yes or no questions.” It was such a simple answer that Koppel had to smile. He asked Morrie about silence. Koppel asked Morrie about a dear friend who has gone deaf. Morrie answered, “We will hold hands, and there’ll be a lot of love passing between us. Ted, we’ve had thirty-five years of friendship. You don’t need speech or hearing to feel that.” END.
Just Being Together makes it All Worthwhile
Beautiful depiction of a true and real friendship. I personally believe in “speechless” relationships, needless to say verbal communication is essential, but you know you have one for keeps when you both understand words left unsaid but believe in your hearts that it truly exists – an unspoken language that only the two of you would know.
It is Sunday and tomorrow will be the beginning of a brand new week. I wish you a good one and amidst the toxicities you may encounter, remember to smile. Life will just keep on getting better.

  1 comment for “Smile and Silence

  1. May 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Wonderful and very soothing…reflection and healing positive thoughts to lighten and inspire your days end..the bonus songs of Mendez and Michael Jackson…have truly matched and encapsulated your wonderful sharing …for the healing and relief of our tired soul and spirit..God bless in Jesus name…Doc Gia…we love…and I personally luv your blog. Tnx a lot!!! Marlon Pecson Chicago IL

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