257 days ’til 40: Silence

09 Jun

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?”

~ George Berkeley



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26 responses to “257 days ’til 40: Silence

  1. My Journey into Art

    June 9, 2012 at 02:05

    I believe it does…great picture on this hot Friday afternoon. ajm

  2. jensine

    June 9, 2012 at 02:37

    I think it always falls like the tears on a child you don’t know or the laughter of a baby you have never met

  3. buckwheatsrisk

    June 9, 2012 at 03:53

    i say yes! 😉

  4. lengesinski

    June 9, 2012 at 05:08

    Oh, Yes!
    Beautiful Pic!

  5. NZ Cate

    June 9, 2012 at 07:51

    Absolutely. Why do we assume that only we can hear and only we can make a sound?

  6. Marian Hearne

    June 9, 2012 at 11:06

    Yep it does make a noise. We’re not the only animals capable of hearing. Any of them near will hear.

    You all have sun,good for you! Our summer here has been nothing more than rain showers interspersed with some sun when it decides to comes out to play. I’m guessing we’ve had little more than about a week of sun this year. Ireland is noted for rain but this summer is trying to beat some rain record that no-one knows about.

    Great post by the way, it made me more aware of the silence this morning when I woke which I love. Tks:)

  7. ammiblog

    June 9, 2012 at 16:58

    Well it does but only humans need to define it or even ask the question.

  8. viveka

    June 9, 2012 at 17:28

    … if a tree falls in the forest … there will be a sound and if we don’t hear it … I think it’s sad.

  9. mskatykins

    June 9, 2012 at 21:17

    Don’t you think it does make a sound? Otherwise wouldn’t it always just be a figment of our imagination… Like when someone asks you if you’ve heard something. You say no, but the more they ask you, you convince yourself that you have heard it. Either to please that other person, or to now feel left out! 😉

    • 400daystil40

      June 9, 2012 at 23:57

      Hmm….. very interesting…. but isn’t a fall really a sound wave? If the sound wave is not received, can something make a sound?????? 🙂

      • mskatykins

        June 10, 2012 at 00:18

        Hmm, so how does that work with deaf people? Does the sound only really occur if the recipient is able to process it. ?
        Interesting topic… Definitely food for thought! 🙂

        • 400daystil40

          June 10, 2012 at 13:08

          good point! 🙂

          • mskatykins

            June 10, 2012 at 19:33

            Was talking to my man about this. He says that ‘noise’ is only ever a sound vibration until someone is there to hear it and therefore translate it into sound… but how would you know, unless you were there? 😉

          • 400daystil40

            June 10, 2012 at 19:37

            Yes, so very true!!!! 😉

  10. The Quiet Borderline

    June 9, 2012 at 21:41

    I say yes! Beautiful pic.

  11. livingingratitude

    June 9, 2012 at 22:45

    silence is often the best part of life … thanks for your sweet blog! nominated you today for The Versatile Blogger award. see post at: 3 “rules” w/ award: link to donor blog; tell 7 things about yourself; link to 15 other blogs you like. congrats on the award and enjoy your journey to 40! with gratitude, Kathleen

    • 400daystil40

      June 9, 2012 at 23:56

      Thank you so much! This is so kind of you and made me smile today!!!!! 🙂

  12. simon7banksS

    June 9, 2012 at 23:04

    I don’t know – I’ll go and listen for it.

  13. dogsmum

    June 10, 2012 at 22:06

    Hi, thanks for liking the Gold Cake recipe on my blog xx

  14. travisthetraveler

    June 11, 2012 at 00:02

    Sounds are vibrations interpreted. Vibration is movement. Even before the tree falls, it is similar vibrations that hold its form together as a tree. Without movement there would be no form, no sound, no anything. I love movement. You have wonderful posts on here, all of which have moved me!


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