I am grateful for quiet.
Finding quiet has become so elusive. We rarely experience quiet as we are surrounded by sounds most of which are machines - computer cooling fan, furnace motor, dehumidifier, cars, trucks and airplanes. There are very few places where you can pause, listen, and not hear traffic in the distance. It is possible to create a quieter environment with earplugs or noise cancelling headphones but you have to travel far off the beaten path to find a naturally quiet environment, the silence punctuated only by the lapping of waves, sound of the wind in the leaves or bird song.
Where do you find quiet?