Taiya Inlet, 2016
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
This is an excerpt from Norton Juster’s most famous book: The Phantom Tollbooth. It is said that he started writing books out of boredom, while serving in the military. He is also noted for his pranks. He once started a society, whose primary goal was to reject any membership applications. Nevertheless, he must have found time to appreciate quiet moments.