I don't want to talk






"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
"
Marcel Marceau

At the local milongas,
surrounded by good friends,
it's very common to hear,
How's work?
How are things going?
What's new with you?

I don't mean to be evasive.
I really do want to be connected.
To let people know how I am.
I am grateful to be cared for.

It's just that the milonga is . . .
life/safe/hidden/revealed

. . . too many cliches to finish that sentence.
Too many words and not enough meaning.
That's the real problem right there.
Too many words.

At the milongas, for a few hours,
I am not haunted by my past,
or worried for my future.
I am human.
a whole human being,
moment to moment,
tanda to tanda.

So just sometimes,
I don't want to talk.

Please know that I am grateful.
But let the music tell my story.
And I'll dance the answers to your questions
whether I mean to or not.

(Image courtesy of Morguefile.com)

8 comments:

Joy in Motion said...

"But let the music tell my story.
And I'll dance the answers to your questions
whether I mean to or not."

You have a beautiful soul, Mari, and it colors the thoughts and words you share. I always love to see something from you drop into my blog reader. Abrazo!

AlexTangoFuego said...

Nice work.

Or more accurately, nice art.

Ah, I have it.

A nice work of art.

Mari Johnson said...

@J-in-M - thank you so much for your comment. I always think the same thing about your blog articles!! ((abrazo))

@Alex - ::blush:: thank you.

Happy said...

Mari thank you so much! I got your present yesterday. I wrote you an email about it and a little something on my blog.

Love,

Happy

Mari Johnson said...

Happy - you're so welcome. :-) I'm just glad it didn't take until next Christmas to arrive!

LimerickTango said...

"All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm"

Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence

Anonymous said...

I love this. Thank you.

Mari Johnson said...

@LimerickTango: great, now I have that in my head!! ;-)

@Anon - :D you're welcome.