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The Sound Of Silence Is Golden

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The Sound Of Silence Is Golden

First thing in the morning I love the sound of silence! The sound of silence is golden, it imparts its own noise. There is plenty of time for noise with levels above the sound of silence. For me though, early morning silence, is bliss.

I worked for years in noisy environments, lived in the noisy city next to noisy people. So much so, that I’ve been left with hearing loss and Tinnitus. I’m retired now (hoorah) and enjoying every second of silence that I can. I find it odd that people want to put the radio on or even the TV as soon as they get out of bed. Not this kid!

Have you ever sat in the countryside…..

Have you ever sat outside in the countryside on a summers morning? The birds chirping away, perhaps a stream running in the background. This is what I really mean by silence is golden. Likewise, have you ever sat on the motorway at the crack of dawn? I know which I prefer. Silly question really, because everyone would prefer the countryside, wouldn’t they?

I have a dream that one day I’ll move to the country where I can find my perfect silence. I’m sure that someone is going to disagree with me, farm machines and bird scarers going off at all hours. It’s still better than living in the middle of Metropolis, where no one seems to sleep. It used to be just New York, now it seems most cities never go to sleep. Modern Life.

Don’t get me wrong, I love music and I even play guitar. I’ve never been one for blasting it out morning, noon and night without consideration for others. It’s just that my hour or so first thing in the morning with my sound of silence is golden! If you don’t agree, shhh, be quiet! Smiley face.

From the Dailypost Prompt Sound.

11 Responses
  • amrandco
    February 16, 2017

    What a coincidence, I also have tinnitus. For me though ‘true silence’ no longer exists and I’ll often put on the TV or something to distract me from the tinnitus!
    Have a great day.

    • admin
      February 16, 2017

      I am fortunate in that I can live with the constant hissing. As you know, it can drive some people crazy. Another strange thing with it which doesn’t happy very often is I’ve woken at night and heard water pipes bursting and even birds twittering away in my bedroom. My hospital tell me some people are woken by the sound of a full orchestra!! It’s a strange thing. Thank you for the comment.

  • markdeafmcguire
    February 16, 2017

    I am actually deaf since birth. I do love the sound of silence. While I do wear hearing aids, I wear them when I choose to. There’s nothing like being able to turn sound off, countryside or in the heart of the city admist the hustle and bustle.

    Great prompt.

    • admin
      February 16, 2017

      Hi Mark, thank you for the comment. I’m pleased you like the sound of silence too. Some of my favourite moments are when I’ve found myself in silence.

  • davekingsbury
    February 17, 2017

    I love loud music and I love it when it stops … win-win, really … nice post Trev!

    • admin
      February 18, 2017

      Thanks Dave. I used to love loud and live music, but I think it’s taken its toll over the years.

  • Eric W.
    February 21, 2017

    It truly is. The sounds of silence is golden. Although I do not have any hearing problem, I enjoy every quiet peaceful moments just as you do. I used to live in a very busy city as well, Hong Kong. It is a very furnish city for sure, yet just as noisy and bright for most of the time, especially when you live at a place called Mongkok in Hong Kong. The lights never turn off. There are so much light and sound pollution. Cannot even get into sleep at night for first timer live there.

    • admin
      February 21, 2017

      Thank you Eric and thanks for your comment.

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    February 23, 2017

    The sound of silence is golden. amen I have had the good fortune to sit by a cornfield in the silence. You could actually hear the corn grown! I also has had tendinitis now for over 50 years, from working around jet engines. I look for telephones that are not ringing, to say it is a nuisance is to to put it mildly.

    • admin
      February 23, 2017

      That sounds wonderful Leland, sitting in the cornfield. Thanks for you comments as usual.

  • Covert Novelist
    March 15, 2017

    I’ve always had incredible off the charts hearing. As a result of being around pop machines ( the hearing tester said give off a hum that destroys hearing) I’ve suffered a great degree of (for me) hearing loss. I have always found people loud. My kids due to infections lost a portion of their hearing early on and tend to blast their music even today, talk loud, etc. I for one would be the first in line for solitude in the country. Fortunately I am able to tune out sound (who says kids are the only ones that can do that? lol) so city sounds don’t bother me overmuch, still, I prefer birds chirping, bubbling streams and quiet moments. Love your writing. You are exceptional. I find I want to read all your posts for they are delightful and encourage the spirit to wonder elsewhere. Love it.

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