He doesn't post as often as I'd like (I know, I know—pot kettle black) but when he does, boy does John Tolva have a way with a phrase:
Living in a house with three small children, I ponder silence as an abstraction, without empirical evidence. If nature abhors a vacuum, children abhor noiselessness. It’s instinctual, the reptile cortex responding to a threat of nothingness. Clear a space of quiet in my home and some child will yelp for no good reason. Like dangling meat in front of an animal that’s just eaten. It’ll still lunge.Read more Enjoy the silence and, well... enjoy!