Is there perfect silence? A truism of the meaning? In a noisy bustling world? A baby’s cry? Music on every corner? Cars & trucks & motorcycles and trains? A footstep in a rain? A chattering t.v.? A dog barking closely? A teapot’s shrill whistle? A jet plane in the sky? A banshee’s cry in the forest? A salamander on a rock? An eagle’s hunting cry? A wolf howling in the mountains? A meditation 100 miles from anywhere in an empty sage desert stillness? A fly buzzes in my ear.