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Visualization of Silence

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- Alternative Ending by Asaf Hanuka


In the lyrics of The Sound of Silence, Paul Simon writes "... in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more people talking without speaking[,] people hearing without listening". I interpret it as Paul's criticism of people's numbness, lack of thinking and empathy while communicating with others. Meaningful exchange sometimes does not need any spoken language. For example, artists can show their splendid world through painting (which is in a silent way as shown in the picture I chose).