we are not searching for silence, we are searching for relaxation. Most people feel the need to compensate their busy, noisy city life with an occasional or more regular calm and relaxing day. So, instead of searching for quiet, we should be searching for calm.
The faster one goes, the more strain there is on the senses, the more they fail to take in, the more confusion they must tolerate or gloss over - and the longer it takes to bring the mind to stop in the presence of anything. Wendell Barry, "An Entrance to the Woods"