The clatter of forks and knifes on ceramic plates the hum and buzz of conversation is more soothing than the sound of my voice. But my silence unnerves the elders and the sleeping.
If I say nothing; something is wrong if I share freely; I get critiqued.
I am well
Work is good
Family is good,
how are you, that’s too bad, well there’s always next season, we should definitely catch up, I’ll call you.
Just dance through not listening, no one’s listening.
What do you mean no one is listening?
I just meant these gatherings are something that is expected of society.
No man is an island. One must build relationships and stay connected with family.
Your not listening to each other so how can you support each other?
Well if we are connected we can make strides for success and goals.
Your not discussing success, goals, or growth. Your just reciting your script. What will happen if you speak freely?
When I get started they will criticize and try to censor me.
They can agree or add insight.
I should stand in my truth and abide in the light that I am. It will draw more light or cast the shadows of those without light.
Ok go back out there and know “I am listening, I hear you, I see you, I know you, and we are one”