Walking along the beautiful coastline of Vejbystrand just before New Years of 2014 I listened to the most amazing episode from On Being, featuring acoustic ecologist (you’re in good company, I had no idea there was such a thing either!) Gordon Hempton sharing his love for nature and both sound and silence.
He speaks about silence not meaning the absence of sound, but rather the absence of noise. And the conversation Gordon and Krista have about the last quiet places really shook me up. I urge you to listen, and see if you get shook up as well. It made me realize that noise pollution really is all around us, and I’ve never really given it proper consideration before. Have you?
In 2015 I ran a series on herothecoach.com with Sunday postings of podcasts to my liking. In 2017 I will be re-posting some of those blog posts – and this is one of them, originally posted here – mixing them up with new podcast recommendations. The funny thing about this one, is that when we visited The Olympic Peninsula in the summer of 2016, I ran across, and bought, Gordon Hempton‘s book One square inch of silence, which I hope to read in 2017.