I find I don't turn on the tv for background noise anymore. I sit and listen to the hum of the refrigerator, the whirr of the heaters, the purring of the cats. The silence isn't as evil in my ears, any longer. I sit and eat in silence, I sit and check Facebook or emails. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I just sit, soaking in the lack of sound.
I don't know what's to come but silence isn't so hard anymore