Saturday, October 31, 2009

Companiable Silence

A friend visited me today, and after we had talked and eaten, she worked on the computer while I did ribbon embroidery, then she took a nap while I read, and then she read while I did dishes. It made me think of the time another friend and I ate almost an entire meal together without speaking (we were each reading something, I admit), and at one point she said, "We would make good hermits."

I think a good friend is someone you can be quiet with.

1 comment:

Bekah said...

so true. People feel the need to fill the air with something, anything....but it's a beautiful thing when silence is comfortable instead of awkward.