The Sound of Silence

Anyone who knows me knows that I dislike silence.

That isn’t to say that I can’t be unplugged from something for more than five minutes without going crazy.

There are different kinds of ‘silence’ that I am comfortable in. I dislike being in a room, building, or vehicle without music, that is true.

However, if I am in a room, with the window open, in the country, I am so happy it’s ridiculous. The sounds I hear when I live in the country calm me down. I hate the sounds of traffic and screaming and general noise that I get when I’m in the city. I think the happiest I ever was with ‘silence’ was when I lived in a log cabin in the middle of the forest between the ages of 8-12. I’m not kidding. It was a small place called Walsingham in Ontario. I THINK it’s on the map now. When I lived there we had dirt roads, a few stop signs and a gas station. It was wonderful. After that we moved to a house in the middle of a field in another smaller country place like Walsingham. That was also nice in terms of ‘silence’.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m not bat-shit crazy and I CAN handle being without my music if I’m in the right place. I’m sure others are like this too 🙂 What’s your favourite ‘Sound of Silence’?

Posted by Sarah Jayne


I like the silence of the woods or a river. Nature sounds are very soothing to me.


I like the silence of the woods or rivers/lakes. Nature sounds are very soothing to me. -RB Austin

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