Instructions to keep quiet are everywhere.
From the ‘Silent’ signs in theatres and libraries to the wise quotes on ‘silence speaks louder than words’ and ‘you say it best when you say nothing at all’, we seem to need to be constantly reminded that we need to put a 3leash on our tongues and voice boxes.
One of the ‘tightest’ silence quotes I know is the yoruba ‘Eyin l’oro’ (words are eggs, when broken cannot be put together again).
And they are all very true.
BUT. It is not the whole story. We are constantly being reminded NOT to speak, what of when we should NOT be silent? Continue reading Word Count