I sat outside last night staring up at the stars. There weren't many to see, there rarely are in Boulder anymore. Light pollution.
Fewer and fewer areas of the country are immune to light pollution. If you've ever been camping or had the pleasure of being away from the illumination-noise on a moonless night, the heavens are ablaze with the fire of a trillions suns. Satellites race across the sky, seeming to chase each other and we are stunned when we realize just how tiny we are in the grand scheme of things.
It occurs to me that light pollution is like noise pollution in a digital circuit. The more we remove, the clearer our vision is.
The latest beta release of Torreys takes another bite out of digital noise and jitter, and we hear deeper into the music just as surely as we might see deeper into the heavens when the lights go out.
It just boggles my mind to think of how much we miss when we look to the heavens, or we listen to our music. We know from occasional breaks in the noise just how much is hiding from us–a casual glimpse of what could be.
The next time you're sitting on a mountain top or in the woods and marveling at all the brilliance that's mostly hidden from us, just reflect on how much further we have yet to go in our quest for quiet.