defining silence 

Do you consider silence to be:

  1. The absence of sound?
  2. The absence of language?
  3. 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

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