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“Everyone Should Be Quiet Near a Little Stream and Listen”

The everyday magic of noticing in a society consumed by distraction and productivity.

Maurice Sendak’s classic illustration: “Everyone should be quiet near a little stream and listen” from the children’s book Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss.
Illustration by Maurice Sendak in Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss.

There is no better balm for the soul than quiet (or maybe a giant hug). But in an era of white noise, who has time for the soul when it’s all but impossible to think, feel, see, and listen. We’re tethered to devices…




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Michele DeMarco

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Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t. micheledemarco.com

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