Most of my adult life I have been a backpacker - I have a strong need to get away from man made noise and retreat and rejuvenate with the sounds of nature. Yet even in my beloved Adirondack Park which is six million acres - bigger than Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smokeys, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks combined, it can be difficult to fully escape noise pollution.
This video made me a little sad.
The extinction rate for quiet places far exceeds the extinction rate for species.
When will we ever learn?
I hope you are able to find one square inch of silence in your life. Some place where there are no fees to enter, no gates that close at night, just wilderness and the promise of quiet, soul filling refreshment.
Happy Mother Earth Day.