Thursday, January 03, 2008

Can you deal with silence?

I have a question to pitch to the blogging world:

Do you always listen to music (or something) while you are driving?

Do you ever just drive silently? Listening to nothing but yourself?

*Now, I just need to make a note here, that I am NOT referring to those who have no options of listening to music, because say, they drive a beater car or something of that nature. I mean, you guys probably have the whole 'silent driving' market cased. What I am really talking about here is choosing to turn off your radio, or other noise making device. *

I realized today on the drive home that I always have something on. I always have this little battle with turning something on, whether it be my ipod, the radio, just something. Even today, with a minor headache, I still needed something on. So odd. The thing is, I consider myself a reflective person. I like thinking about things during my day, probably too much most of the time. But I don't really drive silently. Is it that I am afraid of what I might think? I think a therapist might go crazy on me.

The point of this post is not to beat ourselves up, we do that too much in the new year already. It's just a honest query. I wondered as I manically turned on my radio today, "does anyone drive silently anymore?" I am interested....

6 comments:

Spiro said...

i'll try today.

Bec Shulba said...

no. "in your eyes...the light, the heat...your eyes...i am complete" -if no one else is in the car, it's what i'm listening to.

but seriously, my carpool buddy will sometimes have the radio turned so low that we can't hear it and i don't feel as though i can reach over and turn it up since it's not my car - but she doesn't seem to notice.

and i bet judy has silence sometimes...

lavonne said...

I drive silently sometimes, it is nice.

judymacd said...

yikes.. i think you're too predictable when your daughter makes a comment about you.. and she's right... i do LOVE the silence.. especially in the morning. Its sort of the same philosophy as "no TV on in the morning before school" in the days of kids at home. yup yup.. i'm predictable!

Alyssa said...

I always have something on, but for me it's not because I can't handle the silence, but I can't handle the noises my car makes. Every little sound makes me wonder 'is that supposed sound like that? is my car dying? oh no, am I going to be stranded here on the side of the road? do I even have my cell...etc, etc.' Finally I can't take it anymore and just turn up the music. Does that make me crazy?

james said...

You are crazy.

I often drive in silence. Radio is mostly annoying; it's only good at two in the morning. Also, you can get a lot of good thinking done when no one is around to distract you.