SILENCE IS BEAUTIFUL / by Laura Haun


Shoes colliding with pavement, voices echoing, giggles reverberating, wind gusting past, the noises that surround on a blind journey. To be blind, to experience sensations in a diverse way, outside of the norm.

Throughout a chaotic day, sounds may perturb, itch, crawl, and agitate.

Examine the rare, soak in the surroundings in a new light, adore the heightened senses.

Shoes chatting with the brick below, collisions among strangers.

“Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.” Jorge Luis Borges

Silence in one’s mind and blindness in one’s eyes opens up the gateway to an array of wonders. The eyes no longer see to interpret first impressions, while the mind is open to diverse senses that may divulge something novel.

Silence is beautiful.