Degrees of Silence

Listen carefully. Do you hear that?

“What am I trying to hear?” you might ask.


In life, there is constant noise. At home, there is the the hum of the refrigerator, furnace or air conditioner, the faint sounds of traffic outside and a dozen other sources of background noise. At my desk at work, I hear muffled voices of people in the hall, computer printers printing and the clicking of keyboards as people type. Noise is so pervasive that often I don’t notice it anymore. Continue reading “Degrees of Silence”