I was reading Ali Edwards blog this morning and she had a quote from Karen Beacon about silence. I love silence. I am not one of those people who needs the TV or a radio for background noise. I can putter around the house all by myself, all day long, and never speak a single word out loud. I find it relaxing and calming.
Sunday mornings are my favorite time of the week. I like to get up early, make coffee, sit in my place on the loveseat and read the paper. If someone else gets up before I’m done, I feel cheated. I especially don’t like it when Curtis gets up and turns the TV on. He ALWAYS has it on when he is awake and home.
Right now, I am home alone. I can hear the birds outside and an occasional car drive by. The house sounds are comforting to me. There is the gentle whir of the computer fan, the creaks of the house as it settles, and the noise of the air conditioner when it kicks on every once in a while.
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."