Full Stop

Sometimes, it is okay to be still.

To stop talking.

Take a break.

Let someone else chime in.

Make our point and then be silent.

Full stop.

I like the way some people are currently using the phrase “full stop.”

The Democrats have hapless leadership in Congress.  Full stop.

It’s not okay for cops to keep killing black men.  Full stop.

Make your point.

And then keep quiet.

No need to repeat yourself or to keep going.

I tell my clients of this approach whenever we prepare for an interview at immigration.

Answer the question.

And only the question.

Don’t tell your life story.

The silence is okay.

It need not be filled.

For today, let us be okay with the silence.

And to listen to our hearts.

Then act accordingly.

Full stop.