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“Good things come from a quiet place: study, prayer, music, transformation, worship, communion. The words ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ are all but synonymous, and are often spoken in the same breath. A quiet place is the think tank of the soul, the spawning ground of truth and beauty.
A quiet place outdoors has no physical borders or limits to perception. One can commonly hear for miles and listen even farther. A quiet place affords a sanctuary for the soul, where the difference between right and wrong becomes more readily apparent. It is a place to feel the love that connects all things, large and small, human and not; a place where presence of a tree can be heard. A quiet place is a place to open up all your senses and come alive.” —Gordon Hempton, from One Square Inch of Silence

Photo by Eden Politte/Flickr, cc by-nc 2.0
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

I pitched Gordon Hempton for an interview with Krista Tippett after reading his interview with Leslie Goodman in The Sun. I had never thought about quiet in quite the way he pointed — not just as the absence of noise, but the presence of everything from that place. Quiet can be cacophonous!
Krista’s interview finally came to fruition and was one of the most delightfully quirky conversations I’ve experienced from behind the glass. Of course, the man who “tracks” sound for a living is a producer, but he’s truly been formed by his many years of listening to quiet. He’s passionate about his mission, and has his finger on the pulse of something most of us don’t contemplate until we’re faced with the idea. Then we know what he’s got his finger on

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“Good things come from a quiet place: study, prayer, music, transformation, worship, communion. The words ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ are all but synonymous, and are often spoken in the same breath. A quiet place is the think tank of the soul, the spawning ground of truth and beauty.

A quiet place outdoors has no physical borders or limits to perception. One can commonly hear for miles and listen even farther. A quiet place affords a sanctuary for the soul, where the difference between right and wrong becomes more readily apparent. It is a place to feel the love that connects all things, large and small, human and not; a place where presence of a tree can be heard. A quiet place is a place to open up all your senses and come alive.”
Gordon Hempton, from One Square Inch of Silence

Photo by Eden Politte/Flickr, cc by-nc 2.0

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

I pitched Gordon Hempton for an interview with Krista Tippett after reading his interview with Leslie Goodman in The Sun. I had never thought about quiet in quite the way he pointed — not just as the absence of noise, but the presence of everything from that place. Quiet can be cacophonous!

Krista’s interview finally came to fruition and was one of the most delightfully quirky conversations I’ve experienced from behind the glass. Of course, the man who “tracks” sound for a living is a producer, but he’s truly been formed by his many years of listening to quiet. He’s passionate about his mission, and has his finger on the pulse of something most of us don’t contemplate until we’re faced with the idea. Then we know what he’s got his finger on

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