The Joy of Quiet – NYTimes.com

“Nothing makes me feel better — calmer, clearer and happier — than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as “that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.”

I don’t think any of us makes enough time to experience the joy of a life lived this way. Yet, we should.