It’s a bit as though you wanted to tell the story of a dream. A dream where not a single word, not a single sentence is spoken. And the set and all the props have a unique, unmatchable, oneiric quality and things proceed perfectly well without speech. The right words would have to be thought up and inserted later on. So it may be better to keep silent…
Silence is also a pause, a sign of separation, a space, a gesture parsing the dense and onrushing stream of events. In a certain context, such as the present situation, it can be more significant, more pregnant with meaning and profundity, than high rhetoric.
Not only a dream, also an everyday experience, even the most mundane and, it would seem, unremarkable, can leave one feeling unsated, as it is communicated through words. The mystique of the fleeting second shines through the canon of trivial circumstances. For though often, or so it seems, everything is just like “before,” it looks quite different each time around. And that “different” cannot be, it simply will not be grasped through the existing and available gamut of forms, for it does not fit in the pigeonhole of well-established and conventional meanings.
Trying to define it through the available repertoire of words and expressions, we destroy it, for we cause the differences to vanish. We reduce everything to a common denominator. And this, essentially, culls out and emphasizes what is shared and evident, such as vertical and horizontal, black and white, light and dark, silence and sound. It is a more comprehensible yes/no, a kind of dispensation from searching, thinking, gaining knowledge, interpreting. It levels the nuances, the chiaroscuro, and everything that distinguishes, individualizes, gives a distinct face to things that only superficially appear to be identical.