“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Ram Dass

I know the above quote is supposed to be inspiring, almost on a spiritual level.  In most circumstances it probably is.  But really, not every truth is always true.  To explain.

I recently attended a music weekend with my brother because a few months ago he said, “Would you like to go to this music thing with me later in the summer?”  One of my new resolutions is to say yes more often.  And so, in spite of my naturally reluctant personality, I said yes.

Added information – My brother and I live in different cities and don’t see each other more than once or twice a year unless there’s a wedding or funeral in the family.  Isn’t that a cheery thought.  My brother is about 12 years younger so we didn’t actually grow up together.  Finally, I think my brother is an amazing person and I was looking forward to spending time with him.

More information – We would be staying at a hotel about 10 minutes from the actual event.  We passed on the camping option. We decided to share a room.  Full disclosure mandated I tell my brother that I snore.  His response?  “So do I.”  Perfect!

(Where is she going with this?)

The hotel we stayed at was undergoing renovation.  One of their upgrades involved making rooms a quiet as possible, and so in the bathroom they installed a


Yes, some genius decided that every noise coming from the bathroom should echo throughout the sleeping area.  Really?  Was this going to be part of the “music” festival?

We managed quite nicely.  The actual music festival was amazing.  Time with my brother was inspiring.  I’m looking forward to attending this event again next year.

Yes, we could have turned on the TV and turned up the sound.  That would’ve brought political claptrap or reality shows into the room.  Bathroom noises were preferred.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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