while searching for my blog's "competition," i found an parallel approach in her question:
"Does silence have a sound? Do we ever stop just to be still and listen?"
after which, marcomé goes on to display some absolutely gorgeous outdoor photography. each bears a caption that calls to mind the natural sounds that might be present in each scene, along with implored requests to:
Turn off your cell phone and the television.
You could take a minute for self-reflection, or just enjoy the scene being fully present in the moment.
Listen closely to the sound of silence here.
interesting is the fact that marcomé is a musician (new age singer), yet by focusing on silence, with words, but more importantly with stunning visual images, to prompt the reader to internally listen.
whether you're remembering a place you may have gone and what it sounded like, or you've never been, so you are free to concoct any soundscape you like, using one's imagination is a form of listening.
attribution: National Park Service [Public domain]
nature can be inspirational; sometimes, there is no substitute for being there though. (contrast the NPS public domain photo with the one i took below, admittedly not in winter.)
own work; half dome near sunset. [all rights reserved ©2008]
while i can imagine how the national park service shot might have sounded, i remember how yosemite sounded when i took this picture three years ago.
marcomé's post makes me want to find those tranquil spots, so that i can store place them in my memory for respite against the construction, the internal-combustion, the jet engine and all the other loud actualities of life.