No news is good news – a meditation
Haven't heard from so-and-so in a while. No news is good news! What a surprise to hear your voice! You know what we say: no news is good news! Here are the rules: When you call I'll be glad to hear you. If you don't hear from me, assume I'm alright. If something is really wrong, you'll hear about it. If you need something, speak up. Worry only makes sense when you can do something about it. You don't owe me metered responses over time. I care about you even if I am not in your daily or weekly or even monthly business. What my mother said to me again and again and again became my template for understanding the world. No news is good news when you have little or no recourse to change or challenge events. No news is good news when some things turn out to not be fatal or injurious or the worst possible outcome. No news is good news when all you have left is your faith. In a past shaped by enslavement degradation family separation cruelty with abandon Not knowing might be better than knowing Silence is preferable to screaming No news is not the best news No news is good news if you believe that better and future can for once align and grant a little peace. No news is good news is how you get around expectations and attachment to certain outcomes defined by their very uncertainty. No news is good news is how you keep up without giving up. No news is good news is survival mode. No news is good news is an heirloom no one asked for. No news is good news is what my mother said to keep us safe and loved and connected even as we faded from view traveled eons beyond earshot independent but still hers All no news and still good.