Thursday, February 20, 2014
Is silence a sound?
One morning on the way to school, I had Simon and Garfunkel playing in the car. The "Sound of Silence" was on and the lyrics hung heavy in the car.
Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
The song ended just as we arrived at my son's school and before he jumped out (in his usual way) he paused and asked - "Is silence a sound?"
"What do you think?" I asked.
"I don't know, I want to think about this." He shut the door and walked away.
Later that afternoon - I picked him up from school and he announced:
"Silence is a sound. My science teacher told me."
He then asked, "Can you play that song again?"
Later that night - he downloaded "The Sound of Silence" it is (to this day) one of his all time favorite songs.
Amazing what happens within the sound of silence.
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