Companionable Silence – those were the words that popped into my mind when I saw our slippers. Since it isn’t where either of us usually leaves them, seeing them there caused me to stop and look at them before putting them away.
It reminded me of something Dan and I discussed early in our marriage when we saw a couple in a restaurant each reading a section of the newspaper and paying no attention to each other. We said things like, “That will never be us.” “I can’t imagine not having anything to say to each other, or just ignoring each other like that.”
Webster’s 1828 defines these two words:
Companionable – Fit for good fellowship; qualified to be agreeable in company; sociable; agreeable as a companion.
Silence – Stillness; calmness; quiet
Ecclesiastes 3:7 says, “A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;” KJV
Well, we’ve grown in these last 29 years – not apart, but together. Now we understand the value of companionable silence – the ability to be together without needing to be talking constantly and not being uncomfortable in that silence.
Quiet and calmness in agreeable company, I can handle that. Sometimes just being together is enough.
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When it Comes Down to Working Out Your Differences by The Time-Warp Wife
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