There's loud construction happening in my building ;)
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[Two-panel comic of a girl with a braid, sitting on a yoga mat, trying to meditate amidst the din of honking, drilling, clanking, crashing, buzzing, and beeping. In panel 1, she has a look of steely determination and is "blasting the sound of ocean waves from speakers plugged into an outlet, as the noise of society (read as a metaphor for news of the day) blares around her. In panel 2, the noise of honking, drilling, crashing, and beeping persists and she visibly grimaces. The comic is titled "A Valiant Attempt at Inner Peace." Cartoon by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]
I hear you! You can tell people are no longer living in fear of the pandemic--for the past 2 years there has been total silence most of the time. Now they're doing renovations, playing loud music, conversing in shouts across the airspace...yup, business as usual. Even to attend Holy Hour at church I had to invest in earplugs because people will talk to each other right out loud. Whisper? They've never heard of it and want no part of it.
Anna in Spain:
We are going to have to learn to live together again. But I have to say that sitting down together with friends is suddenly like a new experience. I almost don't know how to do it!!
Wishing you a graceful reintroduction to living...
Best regards, Robert
Lest I be misunderstood, Holy Hour is meant to be silent meditation. Therefore if you absolutely must have a conversation in the Presence, whispering is proper etiquette, so that others are not disturbed. Not being "ungraceful" about it at all, they know better.
Anna in Spain:
Now I understand. Everyone has to re-learn silence in a "post Covid" world.
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