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With the first sizable snowfall of the year we everything becomes muffled and silenced. The noise that normally ricochets off building and streets is brought to a stand still creating an eerie/foreign environment.

Theses serene moments remind me that life must be more about creating places and moments of solitude and rest. As I walked the streets in the midst of over a foot of snow falling from the sky I felt at peace. The regular distractions seemed distant in the quite of the falling snow. It made me wonder how we could use technology to quite our lives, instead of intruding into them.

Shouldn’t the best technologies dampen noise and fade into the background. With all the advancements in the last several decades I feel the opposite, and it worries my ascetic heart.

What does fresh snow fall make you think of?