2007-07-19

Silence













"If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical manoeuvre. If a writer is silent, he is lying."

- Jaroslav Seifert
1984 Nobel Prize acceptance speech

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jen,

But I'm quite frequently silent.

xox

Scott P.

Jennifer Jordan said...

Well, I know that isn't the only reason a writer would be silent. There are ultimately many reason for the eerie silence that does occur when hanging with a writer.

1.) Thinking about next book.

2.) Hung Over.

3.) Asleep with eyes open.

4.) In deep meditative state.

5.) Trying to think of something to out clever everything their companions have previously said.

6.) They've forgotten who you are and are too damned embarrassed to say anything.

Anonymous said...

Jen,

I can answer to all of the above, from time to time, but most often the last.

love

Scott

Anonymous said...

not you, personally, I don't mean....that is, I've usually forgotten who I am....

I give up.

Scott