Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Simmer down ...

... The Looming Death of Natural Silence.

It remains wondrously free of of distracting sounds where we vacation upstate. It's a very large country. There are vast stretches where no untoward noises intrude. Of course, if a place becomes a haven for tourists and assorted well-off types looking to move where it seems all warm and fuzzily natural, well yes, they will bring the noise and other annoyances with them. It will no longer be the place it was before they flocked there.


  1. It's different in this small and overcrowded country, where the hum of motor traffic is very hard to escape. I believe true, profound silence is only to be found on some of the Scottish islands now.

  2. That is sad to hear, Nige.