Saturday, September 25, 2010

2 women... joke of the year...

I saw this in a magazine recently and it was posted as the joke of the year...

'Two women were sitting together, quietly.'

I thought that was funny the first time I read it, but upon reflection... is it true??

Can't 2 women sit together and still be quiet??

I think I can sit with some women... quietly, because neither of us have anything particularly to talk about, and nothing to really say to each other...

I KNOW I can sit with other women, probably with most of you, and the words would never stop! It also would probably not always be quiet! I love a good heart felt, animated dialog, and I also love to laugh! ...But it would be so much fun to sit and TALK with you!

There are whole books written about the friendships between like minded women.

So, that's what I do here... sit and visit with each one of you, but I think we do it quietly... don't we??



... "in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength" (Is.30: 15b)

11 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing...and I think I could ask you questions for hours...just gleaning from your wisdom.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and laughing with me today!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Sonja, I can tell you right now that when we finally get to meet in person (oh I just know we will), we will be anything but ...quiet!

I look forward to that day with such anticipation. And I pray that Carol Joy will also be with you and me. Love you sisters.

But in the meantime, I love that our blogs can be a place to meet new friends, sit quietly and listen and learn. And I love how we can encourage one another.

Many people see the internet as an usafe environment. But what the enemy desires to use for bad, God uses for GOOD and for His purposes.

I love that and I love you Sonja.

From the 3rd sis,
Debbie

Farm Girl said...

Well, I don't know any women who sit quietly. Even my grand daughter who is one, sits with me and sings and talks in her little bird whispers.
Maybe that is why I like blogging, my fingers do the talking. :)

Terry said...

dear sonja...most of my blog friends know that i am a long winder when it comes to comments.
my poor felisol has to put up with me so much.
i am just trying now to get caught up on some friends because i have been not too much on the computer the last few weeks.
that old mr geezer will be wondering why i have not written him my long winded comments!
he has such a great blog.
do you know about the scarf sisters sonja?
mrs. mac has begun another adventure there and i just know that you would love it because you love the bible and you seem to study a lot and judging by some of your posts that i have read, you would fit in just fine!..as another sister...we are not a large group but we truly are sisters!

in real life, i can sit quietly with a friend and sometimes words don't even have to be spoken!

have a glorious lords day my new friend and thanks for being a follower...love terry

myletterstoemily said...

ha ha! that IS a funny joke. none of the women i
know could do that.

but that's why i chose them as my friends. they
do all the talking! :)

this is a really fun way to hold quiet conversations.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

that was funny...so glad that I stopped in...Have a Happy Sunday

Patrina's Pencil said...

hmmmmm .... I am a talker. truly a talker. Very big conversationalist. Very relational - that's why this season is so troublesome for me. I now talk widely to myself! But I tell myself that I'm really talking to God :) cause for the most part, I am. He's that much a part of me. (I know noone here in AR - been away from all my friends in Colorado for 15 months now. Not even sure I know how to be a friend any more)

But.... I have known women that were "kindred spirits" to my own. Silence was as much a part of our relationship as was laughter or conversation. There is a time - for everything under heaven - and there is a time to be silent - even in the company of a good friend.

In fact, this post has me pondering my next season. Will I be able to pick up where I left off with these kindred spirits in the next season of my life? Time and distance changes relationships. I don't even know if I'm the same person any more. Maybe they aren't the same either.

I know I'd talk for hours around my bloggy friends, if given the chance to meet this side of heaven. But judging from the comments here, 'kindred spirits' is a very rare gift, that many are not fortunate to find. Sitting in silence - in the company of a kindred spirit friend sounds just about what I need at this point in my season. Simple quietness! Kinda like what you ended this post with..."in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength" (Is.30: 15b) The confidence to sit in each others company - allowing the Holy Spirit to commune between the two - ministering healing restoration without walls or words. Kinda makes me homesick for my Colorado 'friends'.

God made all kinds of people - obviously for a good reason. We are a complicated breed. But quiet confidence is a worthy diamond to behold.

As always, thanks for your prayers, Miss Sonja
I appreciate YOU!

Patrina <")>><

Kat said...

Hi there!

Thanks for your sweet comment and visit tonight. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome. It's so much fun to meet other bloggers. And any friend of Teresa at Grammy Girlfriend is a friend of mine. Isn't she the sweetest?!

I've sure enjoyed my visit here.

Hugs,
Kat

Mocha with Linda said...

That's so funny!

Felisol said...

Dear Sonja,
You are hitting with both right and left hooks today.
The truth about me is; I talk too much.
And I have had to ask for forgiveness many times, and probably should have done it even more often.

Silence is golden, I know that verse from childhood on.
It just is not one of my virtues.
Isn't it grace over grace that the Lord has not given up on me?
The words of James sounded in my ears when I read your post.
James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Here I stand, so help me God, I say.

LisaShaw said...

Me quiet? Us quiet if we met in person? NEVER would that be my friend (SMILE). We'd talk our heads off about the LORD, our love for Him, our families, things we gleaned in our journey's and on and on..we'd laugh, cry, pray and worship the Lord. Nothing quiet about any of that for me (SMILE)...but I will say that I would close my mouth to hear YOU because if sitting with you is anything like reading your heart share here, then I'd want to just listen and glean nuggets of wisdom from you.

I treasure our online friendship and pray for God to allow an off line one this side of heaven! Love you!