Maybe you've noticed.
It's not that I have suddenly decided my opinions don't matter. (I actually decided that long ago.) It's that I've taken a certain question to heart, and it's had a profound affect on my desire to say much of anything at all.
A few weeks ago -- and don't ask me to be more specific because I'm too lazy to go back through my feed reader and find the post -- author and 37 Days blogger Patti Digh suggested that we consider this simple question before we speak: "Does it improve upon the silence?"
It occurred to me-- continues to occur to me -- that very little actually does.
What a revelation!
What a relief!
What a nice way to let you know I think I've said all I'm going to say here.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
Enjoy the silence. I will, too.