Another quiet day. Quiet days are good. Quiet days are essential. Quiet represents peace in many ways. And peace is good for our physical and mental health. Oftentimes we think quiet is a bad thing. We somehow think that if our world is quiet then something is wrong. But sometimes the quiet holds messages that we would not otherwise hear in noise.
I have learned to relish the quiet. You should as well.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth