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Something Wonderful: The Sound of Silence

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  • Hedge January 13, 2021, 10:19 AM

    That came up in your suggested’s too? Freaking Oy tube.

  • Wildman January 13, 2021, 10:33 AM

    Best memories are of canoe camping on the Delaware. You can see all the stars. Quiet as a church with the sound of the river in the background. Campfire throwing shadows and illuminating faces at peace. Good times

  • azlibertarian January 13, 2021, 1:01 PM

    Was I the only one waiting for the “bang”?

    Never mind. I’ll go back to my solitary cynicism.

  • John Venlet January 13, 2021, 2:01 PM

    In the 26 years I’ve owned my little trout camp up in the woods, not once have I had music playing, or any electronic noise, though many have asked for it. And why would I, as it would obliterate the sounds of silence. The harp piece, what we heard of it, was enjoyable.

    I have been thoroughly startled by a deer, though, in the dark of night climbing the hill above my crick after a night of fishing. Broke an expensive flyrod, and destroyed the quiet of the night with curses.

  • Missy January 13, 2021, 2:47 PM

    John Venlet, thank you sir, for calling a crick a crick. Only parvenues around here say, “creeeek.”

  • Missy January 13, 2021, 3:15 PM

    Um, parvenus, unless they are girls and, thus, parvenues. Eighth grade French is a bitch after a vodka martini.

  • Kevin in PA January 13, 2021, 4:00 PM

    It’s hard to tell who was more starteled.
    That was cute.

  • jrc January 13, 2021, 5:43 PM

    I guess it’s hard to maintain situational awareness while playing the harp.

  • ghostsniper January 13, 2021, 7:12 PM

    If that harp had a side firing sawed off 12ga loaded with sabots and a proximity sensor….

  • John Venlet January 14, 2021, 4:08 AM

    John Venlet, thank you sir, for calling a crick a crick.

    Well, Missy, creaks are only in stairs or old wooden floors.

  • Dirk January 14, 2021, 9:13 AM

    Been many years since I’ve experienced silence, the constant ringing in my ears has forever stolen it.


  • Richard G. January 15, 2021, 2:03 PM

    Sometimes I find I have a crick in my neck, although Richard Brautigan did find one for sale by the foot in the back of the hardware store.