Comfortable silence


Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

The three of us sit together in the living room — my hosts and I — each in our own world. She reads a newspaper. He plays a video-game on his tablet. I write. Silence is in the foreground and a low-volume jazz in the background. Every now and then she tells us news from the paper. We listen, discuss and then go back to our own worlds.