10/February/2023 in Kyoto
I met this woman a couple of month ago
Walking around together for a while
After the meeting, I was wondering;
What was this spring breeze-like touch?
What was this mint-like ease?
What was this river surface-like calmness?
There was distinctive comfort in the meeting with her
Soon later, figured out
It was silence in the conversation
Silence in the conversation is something we should avoid. At least we're always told like this
Awkward, Uncomfortable, Unease
especially with a stranger
I was thinking the same several years ago, but now I prefer to have silence in the conversation, especially with a stranger
Even if I have something to say, I hold it and produce silence and see how he/she deals with it
Try to bring a new subject?
Try to fill this silence with words?
Look like unaware of this silence?
Any reactions are equally interesting
Any reactions reveal an important aspect of his/her character
I will probably never meet her again
But I will miss that silence for sure