Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nearer, My God, To Thee - day 12

#12 - i am a talker. always have been. sometimes i talk myself into a bad situation, sometimes i say too much. i think to myself 'man, i'm so annoying' but do i shut up? no. today is all about listening. stop talking for once kelly! listen to others. it's similar to the last challenge... but this one isn't talking about yourself less, it's about talking less in general. listen. even to the silence. you might learn something. it reminds me (for some reason) about the movie Sabrina. ever seen it? there's a quote:
Sabrina : No one ever stops... The whole place. And it's like everything is asleep... and... I used to walk everywhere in Paris. I used to walk from Montmartre down into the center of the town. Along the Seine there is a 4-mile wall that goes from Isle Saint Germain to the Pontde Bercy. Takes you past all the bridges of Paris, 23 of them. Then you find one you love and you go there everyday with your coffee and your journal, and you listen to the river.
Linus : What does it tell you? 
Sabrina : That's between me and the river.
 hmmm... yeah, it reminds me of that for some reason. so listen to the quiet, your mom, your best friend. be a friend. sometimes you don't have to say something to your friend to comfort them. sometimes words are too much. 

ok so, it was pretty funny how this went down. i woke up today and i was the only one home. mom visiting her cali friend, dad and the boys skiing. sister at a sleep over. so i spent pretty much the whole day not only alone but also very silent. it was nice. for a while. just sitting there and taking in the silence. i have 5 siblings and a loud mom so it is very rare that my house is quiet (which is probably why my BF loves my house so much because he's the youngest and only one at home. very quiet) but after a while, i started getting cabin fever. my best friend was out of town, my dad didn't want me to use the car because of the crazy snowstorm, and my BF was unpacking. so me and the silence got to be very good friends. i thought about a lot of stuff and later that night when i was with jordan, i listened to him a lot and if felt nice. :) i talk way too much, and jordan is super smart and knows just what to say. so i should prolly listen to him more....

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