'1996 Jocassee Quiet Solitude' photo (c) 2007, anoldent - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/I live a little over a half mile north of a main east/west Interstate.  I can’t see it because of the trees and the way the ground rolls into the hills behind my home.  And quite honestly on most day I can’t even hear it.  I don’t know if some days the sound doesn’t carry as much as others or if I’m just so used to the noise that I just don’t notice.

This morning, though, as I was getting home from the gym at about 6:30, it was all I could hear.  There was a stillness about outside.  No breeze.  I didn’t even really hear animals.  Just the cars driving 70 miles an hour behind my house.

I wonder what I miss on those days that I’m too busy to hear.

I wonder if there are days that I’m just not supposed to hear the sounds.

So I’m making a conscious effort to be quiet more.

Not that I want to hear the cars to flying by.

I just don’t want to miss what I’m supposed to be hearing.

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