While I listen to Gordon Hempton talk about the importance of silence,
I mince garlic scapes
and the washing machine runs in the background.
Chop-chop-chop-chop on the cutting board.
Whir-whir-whir-whir of the washer.
I turn Hempton up to make sure I don’t miss what he’s saying.
Ever the good student.
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Krista Tippett’s interview with acoustical ecologist Gordon Hempton is one of the recommended resources for the “Mindfulness in Place” workshop currently offered by T.S. Poetry.