How do we know?
Do we truly need something?
Or simply want it?
I want to stay close to my family
But I could live on without them
It may not be pleasant, but it could be done
I want to own a large farm with many animals
But I could get by in a small apartment with no other living creature than myself
I could do it even if it would leave me all alone
I want to be successful and never worry about money
But again, I could also make it buy living pay check to almost pay check
It’s not the ideal way to live but many already do, so why couldn’t I?
I need noise
Any kind of noise
Clanking of Pans
The Creaks of a Floor
Bicycle Bells Ringing
Car and Trucks Driving by
The Squeaking of a Rusty Hinge
Any noise that can distract my wondering mind now
Any noise that would distract me from what I would no longer have
A family to talk to and spend holidays with
Animals to take care of and play with
Money to live a comfortable life without worry
These I could live without, but without them I would be
So you see
In theory I could live without everything I want
It would be an utterly miserable life, but it could be done
Not in silence though, NO!
I would go Mad!
Noise is what I NEED
Noise to drown out the feelings of what I have lost
Noise to distract my mind and keep it from wondering too far
Noise to keep me company when nothing else can