When silence is golden
Ever noticed how much noise there is in our everyday life? While I’m typing this I can hear the white noise of traffic on the major road half a kilometre away. I don’t, for once, even have the radio on. It’s usually in the background, quite gentle, and tuned to ABC Classic FM; soothing stuff for the most part. I need peace and quiet when I work, which is why I work alone. Surrounded by people I can feel my annoyance rising.
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