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I indulge in silence. Though I find refuge in music, I revel in nothingness. I find comfort in the cadence and melodies that can not be man made- the blinking turn signal, the drip of a faucet not completely turned off, rain that beats insistently on windows.
I am an audiophile. I am alone in mental conversations where I create a hundred different perfect possibilities and situations.
I think of millions of things that are wrong: our generation living through the experiences of others posted on social media, the sharp words my father uses to antagonize my mother, and the distance grown between childhood friends.
I make a laundry list of simple pleasures- moments that becomes an inside joke, cleaning messy spaces, letting the opposition win in an argument- a make a note to do them again.
I am a people-person. Yet at some point, I gained deep appreciation for solitude. In eighth grade, when I fractured my mandible in 6 places- I could not talk. Dialogue came through means of a white erase board, which made the simplest chatter delayed and protracted. I spent a lot of time alone those six weeks which made me appreciate my voice, but silence even more. I never search for solitude, it always finds me- the hours awake before sleep, the moments I detract from conversation, the car rides to school.
But in that time I've found the perfect apologies for hurt friends, established a strong validation for my conservative beliefs, reasons not to get a tattoo-yet. Silence has spoken louder than all other noises since it has allowed my mind to run wild on many fronts. Some may claim its psychoanalyzing but I like identify to it as psychosculpting-creating and molding, observing and characterizing in a realm never exhausted.
It is non-addictive, free, non-fattening, catered to each's own.
I indulge in silence.