I love music of various types and I listen according to the mood I am that day. Unfortunately, in today's world, you can not go hardly anywhere there is not noise and music playing. Even if the music played is something you like, usually too loud, and you must try and ignore all the other surrounding noises if you cared to enjoy.But wait, if not music playing, the tv now is on in many places you go,and there again, not always something you're interested in. When did we become so noise orientated ? What possesses us to continually be in a noisy environment ? Can you really think while all that noise is blaring in your ears? Can you hear the other faint normal sounds of everyday around you? If you tv is on and you're actually doing something else, what do you get out of that other than the subliminal messages coming from the big box? Do not get me wrong,I to have done the same thing, many times. But, there are times, like today when I want to hear nothing-as much as possible. I sit here, and take in all the normal sounds of the day- the clock chiming what time it is,the ticking of another clock, the sounds of the keys as I type. These are things most of us can't possibly hear while the music or tv is blaring. Add a dishwasher, a dryer, a ringing phone, hollering kid, barking dog, plane, train, and some unidentifiable noises, and you are not really thinking anymore. All the more reason, to turn off all the noise makers and just sit...and listen for all the faint sounds way in the distance. There are times, rare now, when going out on the patio early of morning before the sun comes up just to see and hear -of any sounds before the rest of the world wakes up. Easy to do in the country maybe, but not in the city. Alas, you can hear a bird singing.Where did the frogs and cricket go? In the gentle times, of as less sound as possible- I can think, can plan, can reevaluate, and even hear myself breathe .Even the almost sound of nothing, can be calming and therapeutic.