Nature is speaking. Is anyone listening? Plants, bodies of water, mountains, hills, valleys, things animate and inanimate are raising up their voices to be heard. Everything around us is making unique sounds hoping that someone out there interprets the rhythm for good. Silence is golden but silence speaks as well. Those little children silently neglected have grown up in their prime “as pains in our necks”. The silence of the destitute and desolate speaks volume in endangered societies. Raj Nandy penned down this poem on “Power of Silence” –
“In silence the flower buds gently bloom,
In silence they waft their sweet perfume.
In silence grows the blades of grass,
In silence I pen down my verse.
Speech is silver, silence gold,
Good deeds silently performed,
Is more eloquent than words!
In silence lovers cuddle and sleep,
True love communicates through oceans deep!
Look at the mountains towering so high,
Clouds kiss their tops and silently float by!”
Silence for its sake needs to be silenced. It does no good. Show love/care to someone today. It can be heard. Be nicely silent but don’t be an empty vessel. “Empty vessels” they say, “makes the loudest noise”. Diligence at duty seems silent but it speaks louder than ten thousand words. Those silent ‘values’ you are adding now are worthy investments of eternal value and unspeakable praise. Years later when no one remembers the spoken words any longer, the works of your hands and the people you touched ‘by just being you’ would have produced generations after their kinds in geometrical proportion. Truly, people legacy speaks!
On a final note, our world has changed. Everything needed to connect ‘humans’ to ‘things’ and vice-versa are ‘silently’ being matured. Silent or not, what have you to say? At home front is “Internet of Things” and at shop-floor is “Industrial Internet of Things”. How will the world respond to the silent transformation saliently? Surely, not dead silence. Technology road-map is silently leading us into the “physical-world web”. What the future holds is wrapped up in two powerful words – “Teleoperation and Telepresence”. Are we listening?