A luxury in short supply, this ‘nerve-stilling quietness’, the antidote to enervating noise pollution.  Wish you as much of it as you need.

‘… the wide unruffled gleam of the sea below and the nerve-stilling quietness of the air.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 140

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