Recently someone asked me what are my favorite bands or rather what do I listen to. I told him that I listen to mostly everything. My tastes are eclectic. I like rock, pop, alternative, hip hop and so on. Music can speak to your soul in so many ways, I cannot limit myself to just one genre. But one song that popped into my head this week was Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence. Life has been so crazy hectic lately, that silence is a premium these days. Everywhere I turn there is noise. Even footsteps demand attention these days. And, when there is silence, I am often suspect of it. Which reminds me of another Depeche Mode song “Policy of Truth”. Where does truth stand these days as Depeche Mode noted “Things could be so different now; It used to be so civilised.” Oh my.
With all that said or unsaid, how do we find peace in a cacophony-ridden world? Look at these footprints in the sand. In the moment of the photograph, they represent silence as they are just there in an empty space. However, they also represent how loud some moments may have been with so many crossing footsteps.
Silence has a duality to it that is being severely challenged in our current day-to-day lives. How do we pivot in turn?
At the moment, I like much of the silence I can find and take solace in. It is a nice moment when one can find it. Go ahead and enjoy some silence.
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The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
Very sad. I find my silence in the wild.
My house, in the fullness of night, is silent. The bar next door is closed; the ancient, creaking furnace is still; the cell phone is silenced. My mind then follows suit and sleep is deep.