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Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. –Mark Helprin
The cacophony of our existence is nearly impossible to avoid. Muzak streams through our supermarkets. Live concerts can be deafening and difficult to tolerate. We turn on the television to fill up the void of stillness. Talk radio romps through our waking hours. Even the car idling next to us blasts Latino music and rap tunes, as our cars bounce in rhythm to the noise. We no longer are accustomed to resting in silence, letting the natural sounds flow into our environment and soothe us. We are surrounded by an unceasing percussion of protests.