Etiquette

10/05/13

When the nothing your friend has to say annoys you, quit talking. Stay there when
you leave.

When you learn the truth, it is time to stay quiet. You have yet to learn how you
learned it. Teach that.

If silence greets you, welcome it. If it departs, you will not bring it back by
complaining.

Let your friends find your weakness or they will have nothing to love.

It is harder to apologize for what you have done than for what you would have
done.

If you can speak accurately of silence, you can roar without opening your mouth.
Explains the poet, who must also be created.

Thank the winds. Thank the stones. Build your house around the stars. Build your
world around the house.
Live in it before you were born.



Rich Ives is the author of Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days currently being published in serial @ Silenced Press everyday in 2013 and forthcoming in paperback. Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.