You know one thing I’ve realized over the years? I can’t stand the silence.
Sure, being in a quiet environment is nice every now and then, but going days on end w/o any noise, it starts to get to you.
It could be my conditioning from having children, who you know are anything but quiet, and when there is silence you know they’re up to something. But yeah, being back here in my apartment for the last week, without any noises, sure feels weird. I can definitely handle it when I’m reading, but then after a few hours I get stir-crazy and need to move around.
And then I notice the silence…
I do my best to fill it up with some background noise like a TV show or a playlist I’m addicted to at the moment, but that doesn’t last. Maybe I just need to get out more and be around people and noise. I think I just miss being around the chaos that is kids. Although, I know when I’m home I’ll be begging for some peace and quiet since they never leave me alone when I am home, lol.
How about you? Love the silence? Play some music or turn the TV on, just to fill it?