Awkward at first
Nervousness comes
You speak
He answers
More silence
And then, with a nod
All is well
Sometimes it is good to just be
And quiet
Isn’t feared
It is enjoyed

… my little brother came over late last night and I threw a couple of burgers on the grill….. he sipped a beer and watched me as I worked….. his silence struck me and I tried to make conversation…. But it just kept ending in one-word answers, so I stopped…. Eventually, he smiled and said “it is beautiful here”……

…. we both just ended up sitting in the garage and looking out at the trees….

by Eric on June 21, 2007 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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That is exactly how I felt when I was enjoying morning coffee with Elisson in your backyard last year. I think I thought that he thought that I was a doofus, but really, it was no more than an inopportune time to be at a loss for words. The whole thing just kind of takes ones' breath away.

Bullshitted by Erica on June 21, 2007 09:33 AM

It's nice when silence is appreciated and enjoyed, and the need to fill it is absent.

Bullshitted by Chickie on June 21, 2007 11:18 AM

True communion with nature. Hard to top it.

Bullshitted by Ralphd00d on June 21, 2007 11:39 AM

Thanks for inviting us.

Bullshitted by Dick on June 21, 2007 01:54 PM

.... thank you, Erica.... I am glad that you felt that way..... it was a pleasure having you here to visit....

.. yeah, Chickie, that kinda caught me by surprise as well....

... Ralphdood, rock on, man.... there is no better way to commune....

.. Dick, hey, man.... all are welcome..... next time you're in TN, give me a yell.....

Bullshitted by Eric on June 21, 2007 06:36 PM

Trees are OK. But I always head to the fridge during the commercials.

Bullshitted by Cappy on June 21, 2007 07:06 PM

... Cappy, there is a fridge in the garage.....

Bullshitted by Eric on June 21, 2007 07:21 PM

My brother and I have done that. He'll stop down, or I'll visit him and sometimes we just sit back, and smoke cigars while enjoying each other's company.

Bullshitted by Braden on June 21, 2007 07:28 PM

Of course there is a fridge in your garage anything less would be uncivilized, Ne kulturny even. Something that a man who appreciates Service poetry and single malt would never be.

Bullshitted by Rey B on June 21, 2007 07:30 PM