We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa
I'm feeling a need for silence lately. Where I used to move through my days with a constant selection of CDs or my favorite classical station from Portland as soundtrack to my activities, recently I've been shutting down the sound after I finish with my yoga music. Actually, I wasn't even aware of this change until, over several weekends, when Mike asked what music I wanted to listen to and my response was silence, it became evident. I haven't analyzed why this is the case; it just is and I'm letting it just be. I enjoy listening to classical music online while I'm writing (link above) but not every night as it depends upon my need for concentration and the programming at any given time. I've noticed that, late at night, the radio station tends to play (for lack of a better term) alternative classical which sometimes is a stretch for me, as it was just now when I turned it off leaving me in ... silence.
Rather than hunt around for a photo to represent the quote in this post I am going to recommend that you visit Wayfaring Wanderer and view her 8-4-08 post titled, "Seven Down....." which is her  Photographic Journal where she shows thumbnails of her photos that she featured at her blog in the month just passed.
Specifically, notice her "My Favorites from JULY" that follow the thumbnail shots. Wayfaring Wanderer selected seven favorite photos for July. And Mother Teresa wrote the quote that describes them...