JusJoJan: Silence

Today’s prompt for Just Jot It January is: silence.┬áSomething I don’t get too much of normally.

When I’m out at sea, there is always the rumble of the engines in the background (we hope). Then there is the noise of people wandering the passageways, flushing toilets, watching football, etc. The sound of the winches starting up, or the containers slamming the deck, or the anchors letting loose, or the thrusters ramping up. It’s very rarely silent out here.

Even on a sailboat (which I much prefer- except that they don’t pay), there is very rarely actual silence. Yes, it is much quieter, but there is still the sound of the wind in the sails, the shushing of the waves against the hull, the tinging of the halyards on the masts, occasional calls on the VHF radio.

I’m not sure I could deal with real silence for very long. I think it would drive me batty!

2 thoughts on “JusJoJan: Silence

  1. If your environmental exposure is anything like mine has been the sound of silence is the ringing of tinnitus from too much exposure to engines and generators and not enough hearing protection.

    • yep, I know what you mean.
      When I go to company hearing tests, they say I have lost a little bit of capacity due to work exposure. Not enough that I notice it tho.

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