Quote of the Day: "Loquacity: n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk." - from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Talk is cheap. Talk is plentiful. Talk can be little more than noise.
If you doubt the veracity of these statements, try "googling" the word blog. I did this morning and came up with a list of 74,500,000 results (that's about 1 result for every 4 U.S. citizens).
Talk, in the form of the spoken word is available via television, radio, casette tape(remember them?), CD, Webcast, Podcast, etc. Words, accompanied by still or moving images are available through just as many outlets.
Talk is, and has been since the invention of moveable type, widely available in written form as well. It seems that, although public libraries, bookstores and publishing houses work in concert to make current and classical wisdom available in printed form--we often don't have time...or make time to spend with books. It's so much easier to "plug in" or to surf the internet than to crack the cover of some dusty tome. Besides, its much too noisy in many restaurants or coffee shops to read--over the sound of the ubiquitous television monitors blaring sitcom re-runs, or the latest "World News" from CNN.
I intend to spend a bit of time each week in which I get away from talk--if only for a short time. This may enable me to hear what I am thinking--and to think about where I am going. Perhaps you will do this, as well.
Imagine a world in which we slow down for a few moments each day to reflect, contemplate, meditate, dream--and listen.
WOW! Would you like to talk about the possibilities?