Time to Listen & Reflect
“The Day at the Beach” by Arthur Gordon [August] was one of the most instructive pieces I have ever read. It should be made compulsory reading for all of us who are in a mad rush, keeping appointments, checking e-mails or texting, and have thereby become slaves to time.
Rajeshwari Singh, New Delhi
I had read Arthur Gordon’s article and was alone at home taking a walk. I then sat to just listen to all that was happening around me. Just by listening, I found profound peace and contentment.
Natya Machaiah, via e-mail
There is no denying that listening means learning, focusing, enlightening. We repent often for what we should not have spoken about, but rarely for what we kept quiet about.
Shreeprakash Sharma, Birauli, Bihar
Mr Sharma gets this month’s Best Letter Prize. —Eds