The Silent Experiment

I am a very talkative person. I’m a Gemini, that’s kind of what we do. While coming home from petsitting one late morning, I jokingly told my husband I was not going to talk to him anymore. So he jokingly replied back “you couldn’t quit talking if you wanted to.” Game on! So I sat there in the driver seat, for the next 15 minutes of the ride home, not saying a word. I kept thinking of a million things I wanted to say, but I was standing, or should I say sitting, my ground. We arrived back at our house, and my little game continued. I wrote on a marker board to tell my husband little things like “ask the kids what they want for lunch, or no TV until the living rooms cleaned.” When my kids realized I wasn’t speaking, it drove them nuts. They were begging me to talk. My husband kept saying over and over “this is killing me babe, are you really doing this, you’re going to break eventually.” But, even though I kept thinking of a million things I wanted to say, nothing was important enough to break my silence. Eventually, my husband begged me to please talk so he could hear my voice. I was so relieved. Do you know how hard it was for a Gemini to go over an hour without talking. But, this little experiment made me realize 2 things. You don’t realize how much nonsense we talk all day, and how much we actually miss someone’s voice. Just food for thought, don’t take anything for granted.

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

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