What do we sound like?


Published: 04/04/2017

by Banafsheh Sayyad


What do we sound like?

Back from my trip to Kaua’i, I find it more urgent than ever that we stand up to what is needed for us to be better stewards of the planet. It is more than obvious that as a whole, humanity is not contributing constructively, neither to the homeostasis of the Earth nor to the universe.

We don’t create music. To create music we need to become quiet enough to hear the sounds around us, natural sounds, the music of the Earth…of the universe. But we are always busy making noise, so much so that we aren’t able to listen or even hear anymore. It is only through listening that we can come in tune with the greater orchestra and be one of the instruments who participates in harmony.


I was staying in a very beautiful location in Kauai but close to a golf course. Every morning at 6am there were lawn mowers mowing the course for 1.5 hrs followed by leaf blowers for another hour. One day when it rained, a machine turned up that blew the grass dry. This is OUTRAGEOUS and COMPLETELY unacceptable. Think of all the golf courses around the world that are  based on this total abuse of the environment and the creatures and people trying to live around them? And for what?! This is just one minuscule example of our totally unconscious ignorant self-serving life style that in essence is threatening the very continuation of our species.