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It was incredible and made me ponder what it would have been like in pre-colonial days when flocks of birds could effectively block the sun out or the sound of hundreds of thousands (more?) birds nesting could deafen a person ...
I am also hoping to see acceptance of sound suppressors in the U.S. so we don't have to deafen ourselves or our dogs.
And then I take a deep breath; deafen myself to the whining, blind myself to the mess and gather up my kids and our things.
As for the suburban commuters who in their road rage deafen us with their horns and shrieking brakes, clog our streets, pollute our air and regularly kill us, they vote elsewhere.
The silence is your canvas, that's your frame, that's what you work on; don't try and deafen it out.
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