Do you consider silence to be:
- The absence of sound?
- The absence of language?
- The absence of human made noise? (eg. aircraft noise)
I’d lean towards the absence of human made noise, since I would consider walking through the bushland with just the sounds of nature to be walking in silence. But if a helicopter flew low overhead the silence would be broken.
Thoughts inspired through reading How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland