I am Series — Noise


Writing prompt today, inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s Old Friend from Far Away, is the word “noise”.


I am thinking about turning off the noise; the constant thought process that never wants to shut down inside my head.

Life’s dilemmas, demands, and indecisions crowd my inner space. Grocery lists, deadlines, although self-imposed, stay current in my thoughts.

At night I try to turn it off by tuning into some mindless TV or a good book; my long awaited personal time. Reading takes me out of myself and allows me to be somewhere else. The great escape is pleasure, solitude from real life’s daily demands. When letting my mind free, it often wanders too far to a place of comfort and weightlessness, a place I sometimes would like to remain.

When I get up in the wee hours of the night for a drink or a visit to the loo, the beast has been awakened. The active mind begins, and the chances of going back to sleep are narrowed unless I turn on the radio to concentrate on the music or start all over again, reading, to still my active mind, so that I may once again drift into silence.

D.G. Kaye ©June 2015

9 thoughts on “I am Series — Noise

  1. Turning off that inner chatter is the one thing I often have problems with doing Deb..I often get up make a warm drink of herbal tea.. Reading helps, Within the small hours is where by best poems have been written.
    I often envy my hubby who could sleep on a clothes line!.. and can just turn an internal switch and be asleep in seconds.. 🙂

    Wishing you Peace and Quiet my friend … Love Sue ❤


  2. Far from the madding crowd…. There are always good substitutes to alleviate the noises of life… However it might be hard to switch ourselves off at times.
    Thanks for the nice post, dear D.G… All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀


  3. Have you ever seen the movie “Dangerous Liaisons” Debby (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094947/)? John Malkovich’s character stated, “It’s out of my control” over and over throughout the movie. When my inner “noise” starts to chatter a bit too long and too loud, I say this over and over … it works. The “noise” goes very silent! 🙂


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