Thursday, September 10, 2009
Yesterday I was walking from my studio on what would normally be quite a busy street with lots of traffic. For whatever reason there were no cars around for a while and all was quiet and peaceful. Then I saw two cars leaving the curbside. One was just ahead of me and the other slightly to the left and visible out of the corner of my eye. But even with these cars moving the street remained stunningly quiet. Then I noticed a faint whirr and hum from both cars but barely noticeable. Electric!
Noise pollution is one of the most insidious results of modern city life. We dont even think about it most of the time. I miss the quiet. I think Nikola Tesla would have and probably Mark Twain too. (The photo is of him with Tesla.)
I am off to Santa Fe tomorrow to check in with a new gallery there, visit some animal friends and experience the quiet of the desert.