Space

NASA releases recorded sounds from space

Kinda eerie and awesome.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/10/nasa-releases-actual-recordings-from-space-and-theyre-absolutely-breathtaking/

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Biblioteca

“The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries…”

https://archive.org/details/TheLibraryOfBabel

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Attune

Listen.

Next time you find yourself walking around Cleveland – say, from your office to the polish boy cart down the street and back – attune yourself to the noise around you. What do you hear? Cars, surely. Footsteps. Shouting. A non-sequitur “Here We Go, Brownies” chant, likely enough. The scattering of a small flock of birds above Public Square. Maybe laughter.

Sounds can be pleasant and sounds can be harsh. But have you ever found yourself walking around Cleveland and hearing no sounds? What would that be like?

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Act

The point isn’t the prayer, it’s praying.

Kneeling.

When you clasp your hands in prayer you’re holding the hand of someone who’s asking for help. You’re giving aid. You are accepting help.

No one is listening but you.

I’ve long admired the blog linked above. Thought this entry isn’t explicitly about silence, there’s certainly much of same mired in the act of prayer.

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Propel

“Octopus inspires silent propulsion system for boats and subs”

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Break

A Google News search for “silence” brings up all sorts of headlines, but the most common phrase/usage refers to a subject “breaking silence.”

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Fly

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”

– Pema Chodron

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