I'm not a person who cares about having the latest technology. But I did invest in a pair of earbuds with a noise-canceling feature.
The wired earbuds were generally fine because I didn't use them often, but I didn't like how I could hear the wire bumping against my clothing.
Now I have to reconcile needing a quiet environment with not liking having anything in my ears.
“Every dance, every lifetime, is unique, and that infinity of dances from every race and from every era, is of incalculable value, and comprehends the great ceremonial dance of mankind. But the music will not be known in all its glory until it is rounded with silence.”
George Mackay Brown, from Beside the Ocean of Time (1994)
Each and every one of them should be #fediblocked.
I am building a list, and when I finally find someone who cares, I will share it with them.
Street Noise Books Presents: Karina Shor's Graphic Novel Memoir SILENCE, FULL STOP this November!
“Have you ever considered ruining your life? How crazy would it be to go on a completely different path than the one you’re expected to take? To do all the things they tell you not to. . . .”
Karina wanted control. If...
#silence full stop #comics #memoir #karina shor
le parti de la gauche "authentique"...
Giving the government the power to #silence critics is *dangerous*. Remember every future government could use it against you.
There was a crispness in the still, misty air, the trees were shedding their leaves and the Canada Geese were resting quietly on the calm water of the two ponds at York Lands Park in Guelph Ontario Canada. You could feel the promise of rain in the air and the silence was deafening.
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Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. -Jean Arp, artist and poet (16 Sep 1887-1948)
Sadly, too true. When was the last time you "heard" silence?
Wadi Rum by SlowPathsImages
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A quotation from Austen, Jane:
People who suffer as I do from nervous complaints can have no great inclination for talking. Nobody can tell what I suffer! — But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
I am happy, really happy, that the results of my investigation on silence have finally been published (open access). It has been a challenging task, and I am very tired. Exhausted, to be exact, but happy and proud as one can only be when one has worked hard.
Published today : The Power of the Void
Take the time to wallow,
To lay back and enjoy the bliss,
The slowing of our life,
With errant thoughts to dismiss.
Please click the link to read the full piece and leave your comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.
Alison Anderson, the #lawyer representing N.Trout & ChristinaB., said Thurs that her clients, who participated in the 2 trials, had “displayed tremendous strength & bravery.” The women, she added, planned to continue holding the Church of #Scientology accountable for attempting to #silence them.
A short talk at the end of a #meditation retreat on bringing #mindfulness and #silence into daily #life
Simon Rattle gave his farewell performance with the LSO at the Proms yesterday, fittingly with Mahler's 9th Symphony. Available on BBC iplayer, for a month (in the UK).
After Mahler's finale quietly has come to its end, there is a sustained pause in which Rattle manages to let the silence become part of the music. His audience supports him beautifully and stays silent with him all the way, until he finally nods and smiles. Remarkable.
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In Joel Goldsmith's book, "The Contemplative Life", he has a chapter, “Meditation on Life By Grace:”
“The greatest spiritual blessings that come into your experience are not brought about so much by what you know of truth as by the degree of silence you can maintain.”
Does this exist? I am currently using the #Silence #App #SilenceApp, with #OpenBoard (De-Googled keyboard), but it doesn't have web/PC access, and #Signal with those people that use it, even though I hate the fact it's linked to your number, and not an ID (such as #Threema/#ThreemaLibre) or nothing...
The Next Conversation - noticing the empty chairs on the beach at sunrise, as if they were waiting for the next conversation.
This week we hosted more than 50 visitors during an online guided tour for sound students + the public of New Delhi, #India at Sri Aurobindo Centre For Arts And Communication! It was a wonderful session – thanks so much to instructor Suvani Suri for the invitation!
What comes to mind when you see this statue? Maybe is it telling you to be quiet (#shhh)? Well, that's what the Greeks and Romans thought—they misinterpreted the raised finger near the lips as a gesture of #silence. The Graeco-Roman god of silence and secrecy Harpocrates was born. But originally that gesture simply meant “child”: a representation of the Egyptian child god Horus, the newborn sun. #Silence is often more than #silence.
It's a winter image, I know, but it's a favorite of mine. I think because it speaks silence so well, that silence that you experience when it's snowing, a lovely silent silence. You can hear the snowflakes as they hit the ground. I am glad it's Spring, but just spoke to me. Sometimes, I think it's what we need...
Silent waves wash gently ashore
Nature soothes the heartache
#haiku #mastoprompt #poetry #poem #WritingCommunity #poem #AYearforArt #TheArtDistrict #BuyIntoArt #photography #beach #beachlife #beachlovers #mentalhealth #zen #silence #wave #sand #potd #artmatters #art #FediGiftShop
Republicans have responded with calls for Zephyr to be #censured—for “inappropriate” language.
Contemplating at the lake. Small moments with a wooden bench. It was a morning in August and I took this with my macro lens. Just some old wood and the lake beyond. A #silentsunday moment.
Dienstag, Sonnenuntergang in Carro, die Farben waren nur wenige Minuten so extrem. Ich habe lange überlegt ob ich dieses Bild für die #52WochenFotoChallenge (W.12 #Stille) poste oder für den #schiffssamstag. Kann mich nicht entscheiden 🤷♀️.
Sunset in Carro on Tuesday, for just a few minutes the colours were extrem. I thought long and hard whether to post this picture for the #52WochenFotoChallenge (W.12 #silence) or for #ShipSaturday. Just can’t decide 🤷♀️.
"Flames flickered in the hearth of the lodge where we sat silently last weekend. Steam and condensation danced together up the walls of my tea mug before dissipating into the air." —@mackenzian
"Solution" to my survey question according to this study from 2019 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/acp.3532
Music decreases #creativity.
#Library noise is better than music but still worse than silence.
Overall: #Silence is the best acoustic environment for creativity.
However: n=36 (too few), age distribution not optimal, majority was female. So there is valid criticism with respect to the design of the study.
This woman is a goddess.
No matter what (marginalized) group is being opressed.
Instead of claiming to be "#apolitical" I'd expect people to be honest and confess that they don't give a f**k because they aren't being affected...
But that would require them to be honest and willing to accept the foreseeable and justified consequences of being an egoistic & antisocial asshole.
Peter, Andrew, James, and John are sitting around the #table after the #evening meal. #Jesus has just excused himself to go #pray; it is the first time the four of them have been alone together since they met #Jesus at the shore. James asks “How did this happen? How did we end up at this table?” For a moment there is #silence as they ponder what had happened earlier that #morning.
#Read more at my paywall-liberated #Medium
Jan 15, 2023 - Day 15 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 21
Platform: Steam PC
Release Date: Nov 15, 2016
Library Date: Nov 4, 2017
Unplayed: 1898 days (5y2m11d)
The process of going into a game with no idea what it's going to be can lead to some terrible experiences, or some wonderful ones.
Silence is both. This is an excellent game (no waiting until the end of the review).
It opens on a stunningly rendered tableau of children in the early evening in a snowy village, building a snowman.
It then proceeded to break my heart with the intro. I'm not going to spoil it, but it was unexpectedly heart-rending. The only game that's affected me more than this recently was Stray, and I still haven't been able to bring myself back and continue beyond the intro level with that little cat.
Silence is a point-and-click adventure, that's unlike any I've played previously. The art is slightly surreal, and utterly gorgeous, and I will definitely go back to play more.
As of 10pm AEDT, Silence is on sale on Steam until January 27th for A$2.99 (90% off), AND there's a free demo available (the below is not a sponsored link).
A silent tribute – then action to stop hatred
"Deeds, not words: the minute's silence for Holocaust victims in the House of Commons must lead to action against all atrocities"
writes Laura Marks and Dame Margaret Hodge at the Jewish News
Twenty-one precious #artefacts that were #looted by #British soldiers from the former #WestAfrican kingdom of #Benin 125 years ago have been handed over by Germany to #Nigeria amid laughter, tears, and some audible #frustration with the ongoing #silence of the country that first #stole them.
Much of my #life I have been stomped on and belittled by those that lack the #sensoryawareness of the #experiences I have had in this life. If I #dare #speak about what I experience they #assume I am #crazy when in truth they fail to #see beyond their own #projections of #confusion and or #sensory #ignorance - Many allow this #abuse to #silence them and then #society at large loses greatly in its #abilities of greater #consciousness and the person being abused often suffers in silence
But with an increasingly sprawling #fediverse, I think there's a real chance instances may end up reversing this policy, to keep moderation feasible. The default might become just the mainstream connections, with niche federation needing explicit approval.
Federation then becomes a privilege, and new and small instances would easily be shut out.
okay so for real:
what I am looking for is someone who can point me to the root source of this information. WHERE is it DEFINED what #mastodon actually DOES when one #instance does #silence or #suspend another one? EXACTLY which features will still work and which don't. which kind of post or boost or mention will show up where and where not