The Sound of Silence
(Amanda Meisenheimer)

“We must meditate through the noise, call the darkness our friend, and rest in the silence.”

How are you handling the noise in your mind and the silence in our world?

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

The reflection at the beginning of this episode was written and recorded by Amanda Meisenheimer. The cover of The Sound of Silence was recorded with Amanda Meisenheimer on vocals and Rev. Jim Keat on guitar. Rev. Keat produced the episode. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear.

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Amanda Meisenheimer is the Minister of Children & Families at The Riverside Church.

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