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The Fluency of Silence

The Fluency of Silence

I was on a Zoom call with some French friends the other day and mentioned coming across some Tweets (eXes?) about Keanu Reeves.

Immediately they said “Keanu? We call him “Canoo.”

Canoo? Whatever! But why Canoo Reeves? 

Well, this Tweet had quotes from Keanu and one of them really caught my fancy, the title of this blog, “The Fluency of Silence.” 

So in the interest of weirdness, wisdom and what do we expect from the man who starred in the Matrix movies? Here they are, because they are not so weird and in the opinion of yours truly, quite wise:

“If you’re too tired to speak, sit next to me, because I too, am fluent in silence.”

“I dream of a day where I walk down the street & hear people talk about morality, sustainability & philosophy instead of the Kardashians.”

“Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we’re zombies. Look up and take your headphones out. Say ‘Hi’ to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting.”

“Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely…I said that’s not true I’m single & I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat. Once you know how to take care of yourself company becomes an option and not a necessity.”

“I don’t understand why people get mad when they get rejected by somebody or something. They have done you a favor by not wasting your time and playing with you.”

“Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account…I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”

Amen to that! Join one of our keep fit classes – online or live!!