Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sound of Silence
Until some time back, 'the sound of silence' never really came across as anything worthwile other than the number by Simon n Garfunkel . But believe me it can be deafening....
At home and at college there is always some noise or the other. Be it cars honking, mom shouting at me, speakers blaring, dog barking,random curses in Hindi, whatever.... infinite noise. But when it all stops it can get ugly. Even the slightest rustle can seem like rocks falling. The sound of footsteps like an army marching. Every sound gets magnified a millionfold. You never knew that god had given you such a good ear. But the worst is when there is no noise at all. It starts with a small buzz in your inner ear. As you try to listen to it, it grow louder. Soon you start to get tensed and your breathing quickens. Now you hear a dull thumping noise but that's just your heart beating. At this point you can take it no more and you do whatever you can to make some noise........ but the noise is just fleeting.