Lessons on Silence
I’ve been avoiding silence lately. More than usual. I’m becoming, or have already become, one of those people who leaves the television on for sound, who always has a podcast in her ears, who never drives without the radio. I don’t like this. It’s not how I think of myself, and it’s not in keeping with what I believe to be healthy, i.e., periods of noiselessness, of un-stimulation, of space. Life as mere stitches of activity in a fabric of quiet.