Do you know how hard it is to find a quiet place? I am adversely affected by background noise. It seems everywhere I go they think I need some kind of “background” music. That includes medical offices, hospital waiting rooms in the ER, and restaurants where background music is no longer as quiet and peaceful as it used to be. Even if I go for a walk in an area where homes are on at least five acres, someone is playing a loud radio outside you can hear from at least five miles away. Open space is not necessarily quiet space, either. I have to play nature sounds or white noise to sleep at night. I’m afraid moving to Finland isn’t an option for me.

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Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California.

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