One thing I’ve learned to appreciate more than anything is silence.

When I’m out here in the middle of nowhere, I hear a lot of it after the sun goes down. All of the tractors and big equipment have been parked for the night, the wind begins to settle, the birds go to sleep.112314 TB stopping me from playing a game

I turn everything off in the house and hear … nothing.

It’s an incredible sound, filled with peace and contentment.

There was a day when I had to have noise … white noise, television, music … noise. It shut out worry and stress.

But now, I appreciate nothing more than the stillness of the world around me.

When was the last time you sat in the absolute quiet of the moment?

13 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Susan Shaw

    I am enjoying the almost silence too right now. The rain, sleet, and wind have stopped, all the folks out here in the woods are home in dark houses, sleeping. Even the night crtiiers outside are quiet. I am snug in bed with a favorite soft blanket (still a bit chilly for springtime) and the only sound interrupting my quiet is the loud purring of my furry footwarmer, Pumkin, my loving rescue cat. But I don’t count her purring as noise, do you? I love every minute I can soak up as my peace of mind recharges. Ahhh, nite all.

  2. Carla Strating

    I love silence and enjoy it every night, at least for a while. Funny though, I have to have a fan going in the bedroom at night. Not so much for the white noise as the fact that it blocks out other sounds from the outside world.

    1. nammynools Post author

      When I’m back in the city, I find that I can’t sleep because of the noise around me … even a little bit of silence is important! 🙂

  3. Nicole Beardmore

    With 3 small children at home I have forgotten what silence sounds like. Love the craziness though, would’t trade it for anything.

  4. Chris Adam

    Hmmm… Yes, just over a month ago, in Florida. Coming off of a noise and activity filled 4 days with family. We had just “moved into” our new rental. There was the lanai over looking a pond. West facing. Love that time of the night. When there’s just a blush of light after sunset and a deep blue sky overhead. The moon was a toothless jack-o-lantern grin, flanked by a sparkling dimple of I don’t know what planet. So beautiful! “Silence” filled with the sounds of nature. Herons “wukking”, not yet quite birds singing evening songs, frogs croaking and jumping… it was one of those soul- filling times, so needed.
    It was good.

    1. nammynools Post author

      Sounds beautiful. You can tell you’re from Florida with your use of lanai. 🙂

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