In search of Silence

Over 600 km on the Out of Eden Walk with two-time Pulitzer prize winning journalist and National Geographic fellow Paul Salopek, I was acutely aware of the nature of sound. This essay, published on the Walk’s website, explores my aural relationship with the walked landscape.


On the Out of Eden Walk, we have a rich complement of […] sounds. Of all the things I expected to take away from the walk, I did not expect this: a craving for silence, a keener appreciation for the nature of sound, a heightened sensitivity to metal striking metal, motors, beeps. A sentiment bordering on misophonia.

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