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Shhhhhsh: what's the importance of silence in YOUR life?

Listen Up: Remember quiet time? Way, way back when your teacher would ask you to lay your little head on your desk for a rest? Do you feel like you could use a little quiet time again? Time to reflect, or simply take a break from all the noise that seems to surround our every waking minute, and permeate our dreams? Author George Prochnik turned his search for a little quiet time into a quest, then turned that quest into a book called "In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise." The book is a rallying cry, of sorts, for the need for more quiet spaces in our lives. Our question: how important is silence in your life?

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