The London Magazine: A Journey Through Silence

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

An unexpected excitement startled my writing life recently.

The London Magazine‘ England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732’  – contacted me recently to tell me that a piece of mine would be published in its online edition.

It was such a happy surprise as the piece, written originally for a competition run by the magazine, had been posted into the entry box weeks earlier. When I heard nothing I assumed it was gone for good … but here it is.

The piece is not long and is about some of my own encounters with silence and its consequences. I hope you’ll have time to try the link. To do so please click on the article title below.

A Journey Through Silence by Georgie Knaggs

My thanks to The London Magazine.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

10 thoughts on “The London Magazine: A Journey Through Silence

  1. Hi Georgie, its taken me a while to read this. I loved it – very powerful, poignant and extremely relevant. Well done!!!! And with this article, I felt a slightly different energy…..this is a freer voice than normal. It touched on inner truths and inner conflicts that we all have and asks why. Silence definitely has its place in the right settings, but too many are too silent. We need to be able to ‘break the rules’, to break out of the box we have slipped into, as you so delightfully describe in your article…..”I step out into the world unaware that my life has been fenced apart by censorship and sanctions. I see and hear what those in power wish me to see and hear … and I believe them.”. This is the same for all of us – wherever we are. My book ‘Why Follow Rules? Trust your Intuition’ was partly a response to exactly this.
    Keep going…. this is really exciting stuff. James xx

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    • Hi James – what an inspiring comment. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond in such detail. I’m so grateful to The London Magazine for their support for this piece. I wrote it over a rare period of calm which allowed me the time to think about how to put into words the parts of my life that best illustrated what I hoped to say. As you point out rules have their place but we should also keep sight of the ‘place’ as a whole. Thank you again for the comment, and for reminding us all to stay in contact with ourselves! I hope to keep writing 🙂 Georgiexxx


    • Thank you! Silence has virtues I agree, but my concern is that when it’s grown on learned and unquestioning obedience, and multiplied by whole populations, it can cause those populations to become hostage to the powerful.


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