Speaking of Dialogue – What Does Silence Have to Offer?
I remember some time ago, reading an article on silence, what can be learned through and within silence as a part of research projects. I wonder how Dialogue Education practitioners might mine silence even more fully? Here are a few tidbits that come to my mind, still lips, and busy fingers:
- It is in silence that we truly hear and see. This is not easy for most folks.
- Silence may indicate lots of internal noise.
- Apprehension happens in silence.
- Lots of dialogue doesn’t mean authenticity; look for what is not said.
What would you like to add this? For some provocative quotes about silence go to: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/silence_13.html
Thank you to author Joan Dempsey for this post!