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It's Our Turn: The blissful sound of silence in a noisy world

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What's your favorite sound?

I have a lot of them. The one I hear right now as I write this is the quiet, gentle song of the wind chimes on my front porch.


But to be honest, quite often my favorite sound is silence.

Yes, I know what a wonderful gift the sense of hearing is and I hope I never take it for granted. I couldn't imagine not knowing what the voices of my family members sound like, or never hearing laughter or a waterfall or music.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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