The Beauty of SilenceOn a trip some years ago, we took accommodation in a homestay at a hill station. It was a beautiful home, far away from the centre of the main town. Due to its location, it was quiet, with only the sound of birds and once in a while the chatter of locals taking a shortcut path through the nearby land. One afternoon we were sitting in companionable silence on chairs in the balcony. For a couple of minutes, that silence was really very deep. Not a single sound! No bird twitter, no chatter, no rustling of trees, absolutely nothing. We have never experienced that deep a silence, not before, not since that day. It was really a beautiful experience to appreciate.
I came across this lovely quote today, which incited me to post this thread - "Learn to appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking."
Have you experienced such total silence that awed you? Did you appreciate it?