Silence is not a bad thing. I find myself yearning for more of it. Not just turning off the TV/radio/internet but deeper silence than that. The other day the power went off and I realized that we are surrounded by noise of our own creation all the time and we don't even hear it.
I want a reprieve of all those things that are below our conscious level of hearing but are still there. I want a reprieve from the voices that tell me to do more, do less, do differently, be here, be there, butt out, pay up. I want to revel in that silence. I want to sit in that for a while, steep in it like a weird reverse teabag until I and the Other are as one. Perhaps it's more like I need to steep in the dye until He and I are one.