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All alone with nothing but thought and regret.

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And usually one would think to be alone is to reflect in some degree of silence.
But really, the noise is always there. Our auditory system allows the ears to be selective naturally in what it hears. It's when the noises become familiar so as to dissipate, and one would then have to concentrate again what it is that is actually producing sound in careful detail. There are those, I've read, that upon losing their hearing they become unable to distinguish between sounds, or even those that never heard which then are able to find themselves to be amidst chaos as their ears cannot know what importance a sound has over another.
Perhaps to be alone never equates to be silent. Yes I know, many have already pursued a way to live so they can discipline themselves to have a quiet mind. But in my experience, to have a quiet mind, one must counteract noise with a more organised sound, i.e. music. For music balances, and perhaps cancels out the noise within, and therefore one is able to meditate. Even the voice of a companion to help the "silence." Does it last though?

TheHeartgrinder responds:

The idea of losing or never having known what it means to hear sound is a truly terrifying one. I couldn't imagine.

I've always found myself to be alone. Even in the company of others. Very few have had the ability to alleviate, or at least dull that feeling for me. My mind operates on a different level than most others. That doesn't come from a place of superiority or vanity. I have difficulty finding common ground with others because of it. A blessing and a curse.

This, like most of my "songs" are the sound of inside my head made audible for others to hear and possibly appreciate. I've never known silence within that space. I've know moments of peace (the piano) but its always buried deep in chaotic thought and memory (the abrasive synth)

I'm glad you enjoyed the sound inside my head. Lets hope I continue to do so.

Thanks for the review, insight and understanding of what I do.

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May 27, 2014
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