I like silence. A peaceful, silent, natural environment is something that lifts me up and gives me energy. It is a recharge. Like meditation, silence brings me back to, and in touch with myself. Too much and too loud noises around me makes me feel uncomfortable, not being able to maintain my energy level. In fact it drains the energy right out of me.
Next month it is time again for the annual North Sea Jazz festival. This year I will attend the festival for the 7th or 8th time and it always fascinates me that most of the jazz musicians, playing at the festival, enjoy themselves so much that playing jazz is more than just a job for them. They are having a blast! Playing jazz is their passion. If they would not get paid for it, they would play anyway. This kind of passion is not only fun to watch but also contagious. After these three days of jazz I always feel energized and regenerated. Ready to face anything!