Silence is one of the necessary comforts. It is essential to clear thought and meditation, to feeling secure in a place. It allows for reading so complete that I can enter a new world. It invites invigorating ideas, and sometimes, it invites peaceful sleep. Silence should not be frightening. It does not wrap me in loneliness, quite the opposite; it leads me to the full awareness that I am not alone.
How frightening it is that so many people are plugged into noise so completely that they cannot hear God.