Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A to Z Challenge – Q is for Quiet

Family history is mostly a quiet pursuit. Research is done in libraries and archives; or online in solitude.  It appears to be calm and tranquil. It is not.

That external quiet is deceptive because there’s a frenzy of mental activity going in the search for clues and facts. Clues always lead to more questions and the mental activity kicks up a notch or two. Not to mention the urge to shout to the rooftops when a discovery is finally made.

Quiet is not necessarily restful. It can be exhausting.

1 comment:

  1. I too profiled quiet today. I agree quiet can be deafening at times!