This morning I was cycling to the local university when I noticed the complete silence that was surrounding me. The trees were humming and there was a slight breeze coming in from the sea, but apart from that it was quiet. That silence is so typical for this place. Sometimes it’s so peaceful, and I think that everyone who has grown up here will feel a need for that silence at times.
At the same time I was thinking about the fear of getting stuck, of never getting away. The craving for sounds, people everywhere and life. Those are as important as the silence.