2 responses to “Nothing about silence”

  1. Jenn

    What a beautiful passage …. it crazy to me how much this is amplified 40 years later. I’m getting better, but I’ve had to work really hard to be okay with silence and occasional isolation. I used to need noise or light around me at all times. Now, though, I’m getting to the point where to much noise and stimulation makes me a little crazy. I like that.

    1. Emily

      The fact that this started with 1970 really struck me – pre-computers, pre-cell phones, pre-Facebook status and Twitter and all of that. And, don’t get me wrong, I see the irony of all of this as I write on my blog. But sometimes I still like to be in a still house. And I look forward to heading out of cell service from time to time. The constant need to Foursquare every move, just in case you could have company, takes away from some of the best alone times, I think, and those are some of my best thinking times, too.