As much as I love words—as much as I enjoy finding ways to string them together, to make them flow—sometimes they really aren’t enough. In moments like this, I think as writers we need to recognize the importance of silence…of saying nothing.
I can be very wordy. I can take longer than necessary to explain something. I sometimes believe that my words can alleviate pain and hurt. Yet the reality is that they can’t. Not always.
So I won’t try to put into words the whys or how’s of these tragic circumstances. I will let it be and allow silence to have its rightful place.
© 2012, Stephanie Romero