“It doesn’t matter if anyone else understands. You do, and that’s all that matters to me.”

The words stir my mind; a mind transfixed on silence. Only the refrigerator’s hum fills the still as I’m thinking…

What would it be like if I were alone, every evening, in an endless string of solitudes? 

Silence, the womb of communion.

Would others think me crazy if they knew I encountered communion in the silence?

Then the words come, as if a rush of wind stirring leaves in an abandoned well, an answer to my unspoken prayers:

“It doesn’t matter if anyone else understands.

You do, and that’s all that matters to me.”

Silence, delightful and yet terrifying. Not enough of it and I knit my brow in consternation, growing cross at slow-moving cars dominating fast lanes. READ THE ENTIRE POST…


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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