The Void

“Music is the silence between the notes”

-Claude Debussy

 

When listening to an inspiring speech, or a piece of sensitive music, it is often the void between the notes or words that induces such profound emotion. When reading a brilliant novel, it is often what is not explicitly stated that becomes significant. When in the company of a loved one, maintaining comfort while in a prolonged silence defines true intimacy.

In our age of constant stimulation: waking up in the morning to the ringing of our iPhones, constantly checking our screens for notifications, breaking news alerts, and even elevator music – the ephemeral instances of quietude, when you can find your breath and regain a sense of presence, becomes the moment of truly living.

 

 

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