Scene #1: The Comfort of Silence

Have you ever experience being with someone where you are both communicating silently? No words, no actions. Just silence.

It’s that moment where you seem to understand each other without the need of saying it. In that silence, you find comfort and connection with the person you are with. Sometimes, during such moment, you get to realize something important. How much the presence of that person means to you?

Shin and Gyuwon standing apart silently catching raindrops...

Photo Credit: Js Pictures

I can’t keep her heart.
Just like raindrops.

The above scene is taken from a recently aired drama Heartstrings starring CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa as Lee Shin and Park Shinhye as Lee Gyuwon. That must be what Lee Shin taught at that time when he was feeling the raindrops at his hand. He may be able to catch it but he can’t keep it. It is at that moment when he must have realized that he had to move on. He had to let go of those persons whom he want to hold on just because he had to. He had to forget his one-sided love for his professor and his father’s death.

Thank you.
For being by my side.

Lee Shin must have whispered those words to Gyuwon at that moment. Even though he wants to be alone to dwell on his misery and pain. He was thankful someone was beside him as he endures it. It’s like he had someone else to share it with. He is not alone. It is that moment when he finally see Gyuwon and feel her presence. I think it is also at this point when he started to fall in love with her.

Sometimes, the realization that you’re alone is the scariest thing of all. We don’t want others to see our pain and weakness. We don’t want others to know how much we need them. But the truth is, we need a companion. The presence of someone and the fact that someone will always be beside you is enough to comfort you and keep you moving on.

Hye Mi and Jin Guk listening to unconnected earphone..."

Photo Credit: eunjo@tumblr

The above scene is Miss A Suzy as Hye Mi and 2PM Taecyeon as Jin Guk  from a musical drama Dream High. And yes, the earphone is not connected to any media player. Then, what are they listening to? Whisper of the wind breeze? Roar of the passing vehicles? Beat of their hearts? They were supposed to hear nothing.

What happen on that scene is Jin Guk offered Hye Mi to put his earphone on her. Not to listen to music but to ignore what she’s hearing. Some girls at the bus stop where giving unkind remarks about her.Literally, when we saw someone wearing an earphone, we have the perception that she or he cannot hear us. That scene shows that silence can block things we don’t want to hear or listen to.

Silence is comforting in many ways. It lets you hear things which you can’t hear with sounds. It gives you realization that someone is always with you. Also, it keeps you from hearing things that you should not listen to. Were you able to find time for silence to look for things that you can’t see and find comfort knowing that you’re not alone?

Featured Song: “Love in the Rain” by CNBLUE

Video Re-Uploaded By: @youtube

English Translations:

Looking at the rain drop falling down my window, I think of you, you who I have hidden away
With the tears falling down my heart, I try to erase you
You are listening to this sound right? You, who used to love the rain
Do you still remember me? When it rains I yearn for you

# Love falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
I think of you again with the sound of rain
Tear falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
Following the rain, you leave after moistening my hardened heart

You said that anyone who looks at the rain becomes sad, resembling the rain
This just means that our love resembles the rain now
Even if you left, please remember me  (Please remember me)
When my yearning for you becomes too much and overflows, the rain will call you

# Love falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
I think of you again with the sound of rain
Tear falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
Following the rain, you leave after moistening my hardened heart

Even if you forget me (Even if you forget me)
Please remember me again (Please remember me again)
When my yearning for you becomes too much and overflows, the rain will call you

#’ Hoping that you will be happy somewhere, hoping that you will be smiling somewhere
Hoping that you will never have to resemble rain and experience the sad love
Just don’t forget this,
My wanting of loving you will fall next to you, following the rain

# Love falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
I think of you again with the sound of rain
Tear falls down with the rain, memories flow with the rain
Following the rain, you leave after moistening my hardened heart

Lyrics Translations: YONGISM@CODEAZZURRO

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4 thoughts on “Scene #1: The Comfort of Silence

  1. Hi there,I’ve always enjoyed e articles u wrote.N it’s well written.Always able to capture e rite emotions,n w e rite songs to accompany w. Keep it up. ^.^

  2. I would like to experience such existence of silence someday in the future. How would it be?! You chose the right song which shows that you understood the lyrics, the mood and the atmosphere very well. And no people other than Jong Hyun can deliver the song so perfectly. The mood, the tone, the expression, so perfect!!

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