I read Meeka Walsh's editorial in the March 2007 Border Crossings magazine this morning. Meeka lives in Manitoba and says that "here, with the sky all around me, I can hold longer to some expectations." She references a new book of essays by Cynthia Ozick A Din in the Head . According to Ms Walsh, the title essay reminds us to pay attention to the din (what communication technology informs us) but also to pay attention to the hum of intuition, which is our individual way to live in the world. I agree with Meeka that the way to find our own individual way is through quiet and solitude.
"The inner life is the enemy of crowds, because the life of crowds snuffs the mind's murmuring." Cynthia Ozick