Reader Feedback On As I See It: Going Silent
September 19, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Victor, really good article on the need for and benefits of silence. Thank you!
In Tai Chi, we say that “stillness is the master of unrest.” You’ve stated the same thing with regards to silence. Well done, sir.
Thanks for another terrific article. I also enjoy backpacking in the mountains. . . . especially the Sierra, when I can get there from Rhode Island.
Victor, I have enjoyed all your columns for some time but Going Silent, which struck a chord, prompted me to say thank you. Very much.
I really enjoyed your article this week. I always look forward to seeing your column in The Four Hundred (“As I See It” is my favorite feature there.) And this one was especially good; the surprise about the deer was a home run.
A couple of activities I’ve found that give a similar peaceful feeling to hiking are cross-country skiing (on fairly level terrain), and canoeing or kayaking on a lake or river (not whitewater). Your story is compelling me to get back my waffle boots back on the trail again!
I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderfully-written As I See It: Going Silent article by Victor Rozek. Excellent material, beautifully presented.
What a wonderful and eloquent response from someone who “got” the intention of the piece.
I would say something pithy there, Victor, but I would be breaking the silence, and as Ludwig Wittgenstein once correctly observed, perhaps in perfect Vulcan, “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must pass over in silence.”
I guess I blew it. . . . HA!