Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Listen to the Quiet!

So, I was trying to think of a topic for today and I was struggling for the right one, the one that really resonated with me - at least for today. Nothing! Then I boarded the train for my morning commute. As I was settling in on the train the conductor made an announcement reminding people that this is the second week that the rail line I ride has implemented Quiet Cars and that passengers should remember to be courteous to their fellow passengers in these cars.

Being courteous to one another seems to be fading into the past, so much so that we have to be reminded like school children at recess to mind our manners.

I’m glad that there are now Quiet Cars on the train, even though I’m not sitting in one right now. I’m glad because so many folks seem to have lost the sensitivity of knowing that others are actually around them. From music that blares from cheap and inappropriate head phones to yelling on cell phones, the noise pollution in our lives has exploded.

I’m very fortunate that I have peace and quiet in my own home. I even have places on my property where I’ve landscaped a garden area with a bistro table and chairs where I often sit in the mornings on the weekend or at nights after work with my coffee or wine listening to the birds and watching rabbits and other wild life run around in my peaceful world.

Quietness - an idea whose time has come.


Sutton Fox said...

Great post, Terri. Thanks!

Deb Larson said...

Quiet has become an endangered concept! Thanks for reminding us to search it out more often!
DL Larson