I was a student librarian for almost three years when I was in college. I guess those were the best student days of my life. My colleagues and I had the perfect opportunity to befriend everyone, mostly fellow students, some from my high days and college professors as well. I was initially assigned at the Humanities Section of the Main Library in our university so you can guess that we had those Philosophy, Psychology, Ethics, Literature and Fiction books. It was there that I really learned to read a lot. It was followed up by a brief assignment at the Asian Section where I learned to appreciate Asian history, literature, paintings from Asian countries and such. It was there I met Kahlil Gibran thru his books and until now I am still a fan. One of my favorite books of all time is The Prophet. Gibran is a Lebanese-American artist and philosopher. The Prophet I think is his masterpiece and is a most loved book of all time. I digress, when I was at the Asian Section, I got so engrossed about the history of World War II, how Japan was bombed by the US which ended the war. It was a lovely place to be.
Why I love the quiet?
I was trained early in life to appreciate silence. Back in the library,we talk when students find books or they borrow one. We didn’t talk much with other students. They knew that they were there to appreciate the silence too and to study. Even now, I get to be alone a lot, time to reflect and to read, or time to assess what is happening around. I am not much into watching television except during news and hearings at the Senate floor. I love what the silence and the quiet bring. I love to be alone most of the time. I love that I can program my household activities to the max.
What about you, do you love the quiet too?