Tommy Tomlinson is a columnist I really enjoy. He has a column that appears on Sunday that I look forward to. I really like this column about silence. My favorite line:
"In a place as big and crowded as Charlotte, it was as close to silence as you can hope for"
Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/18/1383037/hearing-noises-on-the-back-side.html#ixzz0lTqUrLd5
Hearing noises on the back side of the night - CharlotteObserver.com
Reading this makes me wish I could make myself get up early in the morning and enjoy the silence. When we lived in Iceland in the 1970's, the thing I noticed most about getting out into the countryside that you could "hear the silence".......an experience I remember clearly.