Saturday, October 29, 2005

Silence fleeting during daily, noisy agitation

Resurgence's November-December 2005 issue has Thomas Moore's Deep Spirit column: The Silence of Sounds. Moore talks about the role of sound in daily life and the fullness of its absence. Accompanying poetry by Pablo Neruda sensitively expresses a shared understanding of quiet.

[snip]
For once on the face of the Earth
let's not speak in any language,
let's stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
[snip]

For a supportive view, read Joseph Dispenza's article "What the World may Need Most is... Silence".

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