Although she believed passionately in communication, she spoke very little. People mistook that for shyness or reticence, ignorance or arrogance. It was just one of those things, of course. She found most everyday conversations vacuous and empty of meaning; they were essentially pointless, leading nowhere, contributing nothing. And language, the ability to convey and share emotions and knowledge – important things! – mattered too much to her to dilute on trivia.
She was never aware of the price she was paying. At her funeral the church was virtually empty with just a few family there to listen to the Vicar’s hollow words.
28th April 2017, 100 words