Sound of Silence
Heard Simon and Garfunkel’s song, Sound of Silence this morning:
Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left it’s seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
’neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
A neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one deared
Disturb the sound of silence.
Fools said i,you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out it’s warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence.
Reminded me of when I was 18 and pregnant. I immersed myself in this song. It’s amazing to look back at that time. I was so depressed and thought that the world was crashing down around me. Fast forward 17 years and I look at what we’ve gone through and almost laugh at myself for feeling so scared and lost and alone. If only I had known what would transpire in the years ahead. Well, I guess it’s good I didn’t know. But God is good and he works all things for good in the lives of those who love Him.
Jeremy, I do not regret the decision I made to give you up for adoption. Your parents are wonderful people and you and Ashley are great kids. God bless you and I love you.