What is the Sound of Quiet?
I have experienced a place where there are no interruptions, no sounds of city or man in any way. The sound of flowing water, birds, insects and leaves rustling softly to the rhythm of a breeze–these are quiet sounds. They sooth the restlessness in my heart, calm the fears, subdue the anger. These sounds gladden me. They bring me around to a keen awareness where I sense my soul is not disturbed by self-conscious desire, but rather that I am part of something much larger and more significant than self.
These are rare moments. They may happen only a time or two, at best infrequently in anyone’s life. I suspect the greater majority of human beings passing their lives on this planet never experience what I’m writing about. But I do…once in awhile and it’s enough to put me in awe of my surroundings, enough to put peace in my soul.
~ Dwayne Parsons, on Twitter @IFishWrite