What does silence sound like? Have you ever heard it? I remember pondering about this sound of silence, as I stood all alone several metres below the surface of Earth - in the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy.
Of course I had a few, totally paranoid moments with my hyperactive imagination going into fifth gear - what if the roof caves in, what if that stalactite dislodges itself and comes crashing down on me, are there ghosts down here... You get the drift? After a while, these thoughts melted away and I began to calm down. To say that I was enjoying myself would certainly be a lie, but I was able to appreciate that rare silence - so alien to us city-dwellers who are used to having every moment accompanied by a background score, most often of the jarring kind... But how did I stumble upon this soundless moment? Let's rewind.