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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The city is loud. There is an incessant cacophony all around us; the soundtrack of our metropolitan lives. Some of us cover the sound with yet more sound – silence, where is it gone?

Today when I woke up I decided not to open my eyes at first. I was just letting my senses discover my surroundings. First the sounds of the busy street I live in outside of my bedroom, the warm embrace of my duvet and finally the light shining through the window blind.

I miss the silence, not the total absence of sound, but the sound of nature; far away from the madness of a city.

When was the last time you experienced a whole day of silence?