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“ 10 minutes of silence - part 5 ”

Monday, 7th February 2011 - 11:55  |  (3 comments)

Did my silence assembly for the second time today - this time for year 9 at King Edward VI Upper School. Certainly picked the right student to do the hammering. Suffice to say I will be needing a new piece of wood...

Something interesting happened after all the noise as I was talking. I had just reached the end of Elijah's story and right after saying the words, 'God wasn't in any of the noise, he was in the sound of silence', I paused for about 15 seconds (if that).

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 4 ”

Thursday, 3rd February 2011 - 18:00  |  (2 comments)

Had an early morning bit of peace and quiet today - now, this could work... :)

House was really quiet (wife and son in bed!) and just enjoyed sitting in the kitchen at our dining table in the nearest thing to silence I have found so far. Really felt like it set me up for the day, actually...

So, have turned into 'quiet-early-morning-kitchen' advocate, who'd have thought it?!

Pressed for time now - will try and write something a bit more interesting tomorrow, but I guess this lesson is that if you want to find silence it does take some effort. But it's worth it!

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 3 ”

Tuesday, 1st February 2011 - 15:45  |  (0 comments)

So in my quest to find somewhere genuinely quiet I ended up visiting a couple of the older churches of Bury late this morning. Had to drop off some stuff at St Mary's (who have rather wonderfully made us their 'Mission of the Month' - thanks guys!), so thought I would just stay for a bit afterwards.

“ 10 minutes of silence... part 2 ”

Monday, 31st January 2011 - 15:46  |  (0 comments)

So my first few days of trying to find some quiet need to be filed under 'epic fail'...

It appears that finding somewhere to be quiet is harder than you think.

Office? Phones and email seem to interrupt, or people coming and going...

Home? I have a 2 year old son - 'nuff said.

Driving in the car? That doesn't exactly fulfil the criteria of ' doing nothing ', does it now?


Hang on though... I actually find myself in a quiet room right now... and what am I doing? Blogging about how finding somewhere quiet is harder than I thought.

“ 10 minutes of silence... part 1! ”

Thursday, 27th January 2011 - 11:32  |  (0 comments)

How good are you at listening?

Recently I went for a hearing test because I began to feel that when there was a lot of background noise I couldn’t hear very well. So I sat and had the test and waited nervously for what the nurse was going to say.