A return to a world before noise broke nature’s silence
The profound stillness at Letskraal contains the chatter of birds and the clatter of the windpump
It’s midnight on the wrong side of the tracks. A late-night cargo flight has roared overhead at full climb power. A couple of sport bikes are dicing down the M5, the howl of their engines slicing open the night. The fridge chatters. The cat scratches at a piece of packing tape in a cardboard box. The hamster is running on his hand-built wooden wheel. Clunk-clunk-clunk goes the wheel.
At 5am the first train hoots for the level crossing. Two long blasts of the airhorn, three if there’s a brave car driver trying to slip past the booms...
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