Yes, pity all the city-dwellers who have no idea of what quiet is. There is a little church made of log built in the 1850's that still stands by itself amidst trees on a ridge-top that is one of those places of silence that people go visit to listen and hear the silence there. It is a place of pilgrimage for people who do not often know silence otherwise. It is quieting. A place to go. It is called Mars Hill. It is a special place that way, -Buck
fleetwood_macncheese One thing I have noticed in my new neck of the woods, is the silence. No more hum and growl of traffic, the vibration of the freeways. I have several musical instruments, and a lot of music, but the silence is so seductive, I find myself keeping the house as quiet inside, as the outside. Most of the time it is thickly and peacefully silent, here. I had ideas before being here, that now that I have the space, and distance from neighbors, I could listen to songs at concert volume, but I have yet to do so. Far more soothing to hear the quiet.