The sounds of silence typically heard during a hike, are footsteps impacting the earth, the rustling of leaves in the trees, along with the birds singing.
However, my recent visit to the Agate Fossil Bed National Monument near Harrison Nebraska.
I noticed the wind stopped blowing, the leaves stopped rustling, and the tall grasses stopped swaying.
I recognized no sounds at all on the Panhandle Plains in Western Nebraska.
Soon an uneasy, nervous feeling began stirring within me. Slowly, I relaxed to sense Mother Natures sounds of silence.
A feeling so unreal, yet, calmly relaxing.
“Silencing my soul.”