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Noise

“The avoidance of the anxiety of solitude by constant agitated diversion is what Kierkegaard, in a nice simile, likened to the settlers in the early days of America who used to beat on pots and pans at night to make enough din to keep the wolves away…”  Rollo May 1975

What is your ‘agitated diversion’?  What din do you make to keep the wolves away?  This is an absurdly busy time of year… take ten minutes of silence and see what creeps into the space.  What words lie dormant in the quiet?  Before you are tempted to pick up your pots and pans – take another ten minutes and write something down.  Go…

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