I came into work very early this morning to help out with an event. I like being here in the office early, before everyone else brings their noise and activity here. It is peaceful. Calm. Quiet.
I can never have too much quiet. It is something I didn’t realize until these last few years – just how much I long for quiet.
I’m not opposed to music. I sing a lot. Loudly and badly.
I’m not opposed to tv and radio. I watch and listen more than I should.
I’m not opposed to conversation, and interactions with my co-workers. I like them.
But I covet the quiet. I want it more than music, more than entertainment, more than personal interaction. When I can sit next to someone, comfortably, without having to talk – THAT, for me, is the ultimate quiet experience.