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August 4, 2013

It is not the design of the organ, but the background silence that interests me here.

Perhaps I should explain : Essays in Idleness

What was the consequence of giving that up? What has been the effect on men’s souls of surrounding their ears, minute by minute, day & night, with the throb & clatter, fracas & din of our vile mechanical devices? We shut this out to remain sane, but even in small towns, even on the modern, industrialized farms, open your ears to apparent quiet & you will only become conscious of background irritations in a lower decibel range. To which bird-slaughtering wind turbines are now being added.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 4, 2013 8:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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