Silence is golden… there are versions of this phrase that date back to as far as Ancient Egypt… and I just discovered that the fuller version reads as follows – speech is silver; silence is golden – though I think I knew that… somewhere at the back of my mind..
But what does it mean? That silence is precious… a valuable commodity? Or something to that effect? It makes me think of the saying: No news is good news? For example, when you don't hear from somebody, then it means that things are okay/running smoothly/everything is allright, blah, blah, blah, blah… But isn't it presumptious to think that all is well and everything is normal? When "silence reigns supreme"(oh how I love that phrase…), then what does that mean…?
Enough of the rambling… So I've been silent for the past week as I was away… on a short break. I missed blog visits and posting comments on blogs as I had no access to the internet (which I thought I would have…) But I'm back now. So for all those who were wondering what happened… nothing much! I did have a good rest, though…
I wonder if the phrase: Silence is platinum, would be more appropriate for the 21st century… after all, this is the metal of choice for its durability… never mind the cost factor!! What do you think?