“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence”
This tune is actually the ringtone for my phone.
I love the haunting melody, it doesn’t make me sad, just reminds me of my childhood.
For those not in my age bracket, the song was originally by Simon & Garfunkel in the 1960’s (gasp!) To be accurate it alternated between Sounds of Silence (album) and The Sound of Silence (song).
The current generation may know the remake by the group Disturbed done in 2015 (now that version is dark).
Anyway, let me get to my main point.
It can be comforting or it can be torture. And there are times where we have no control over its presence in our life.
But if our days are full of noise, there are times when we need a bit of quiet.
The song continues…
“And in the naked light, I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence”
Kind of reminds me of where we are today with people saying things for the sake of talking and people hearing others but not truly listening.
And with all the noise, sometimes one needs a moment of silence.
To just be.
So I’m starting my week with a moment of silence.