Silence, PLEASE

An Italian writer who had moved from Italy to the west coast of Scotland was asked why he had exchanged his glorious, sunny native land for those melancholy, rainy parts. “It is simple,” he replied. “In Italy, silence is very expensive. In Scotland, it is very cheap.”

via Silence, PLEASE — Features — In Character, A Journal of Everyday Virtues by the John Templeton Foundation.

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