How can we listen when all we hear is noise.

Not just vibrations in the air that our brains interpret in their own unique way, but to that which resonates outward in response.

There is an element of cruelty in the process of filtering what is positive and what is negative.

From the fear of evil thoughts, we could drown out all the noise in the world, but where would that leave us?

From the fear of silence we could let in all the noise of the universe but where would that leave us?

I am glad we are able to listen.

And the other thing.