Late in the evening I gradually prepare for bed. The hearing aids are the first thing to come out, and a glorious hush settles in. Little things like fans on computers and air filters make a lot of noise that I somehow tune out. Then I am surrounded by a real silence. I am reminded of Revelations 8:1
“When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour …”
That must be an overwhelming half hour.