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One Word - #Reverb12


One Word | 2012. Encapsulate the year 2012 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. 

Silence.

For me, silence became more and more important in 2012.  Silence during Meeting.  Turning off the tv during the election season and after the Sandy Hook and Aurora shootings.  Sitting quietly every day, reflecting on the day past and the day to come.

Deliberately not turning on the computer until late on Sunday - silencing the electronic tether. Reading fewer blogs and tweets, silencing the echo chamber and that voice that says "you must read everything if you're going to keep up/be aware)."

As anyone who has watched Into Great Silence knows, there is very little true silence in our world. Trying to find more of it for myself has been the challenge for 2012 and beyond.

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