Into the Silence
This article was published by Crisis Magazine.
As a city dweller, sirens make up my ambience. They’re simultaneously the din of modernity and the comfort of civilizational protection, depending largely on whether we’re the person who called them.
When we do surrender to make that call, it’s with desperation, at a moment when time crawls and we’re faced with how alone we are. We are more conscious in this moment of our own vulnerabilities and limitations than we are as we glide through our lives from one distraction to another, never pausing to reflect upon our greater duties.
Modern society is built around avoiding silence. There’s no time for solitude, is there? There’s certainly no desire for it. When the frenetic pace of the day draws to a close, then is the time to sleep. But sleep and rest are not the same.
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IN the UK this situation is the complete opposite:-
Nurses are on strike,
Ambulance are on strike.
Hospitals are in a shambles.
and Doctors are considering strike action.