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Why am I so petrified of silence? (Yep, that's an Alanis quote.)

When I wrote my first (and otherwise only) blog, I stated that I did not intend to be a real blogger, and so far I have been true to my word. Thus the name of my humble page: The Silence between the Notes. I hope you’ve enjoyed my silence but here comes another note. Lately, I’ve really been pondering our society’s struggle with silence and absence and patience. For example, several friends have teased me about the absence of my blogs. But why is a long absence such a bad thing? Does silence, absence, or patience decrease our quality of life in some way? Why are we so impatient with such silly things in life? I want to enjoy the silence around me and to become more patient and yet I still… Stop the microwave with 1 second left because I just can’t wait any longer. Start my DVR-ed programs 15 minutes late just so that I can fast forward through commercials. Grunt when my computer can’t keep up with how fast I want to type. Anxiously stare at my cell phone as if it will speed up…