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Never Miss a Good Chance to Shut Up

How silence can rescue your turbulent heart

Cartoon by John P. Weiss

It was the silent, stoic, elderly couple in the corner booth who caught my eye.

The entire restaurant was an ocean of noise, clanking plates, chattering people, and piped-in music. But the old man and woman were serene and quiet, like devoted monastics.




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John P. Weiss

John P. Weiss

I write elegant essays about life, which I illustrate with whimsical cartoons, fine art, and classic black & white photography.

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