Today is a day to celebrate quiet!

We know that peace and quiet are good for the both the body and the mind, but it’s increasingly difficult in today’s world to experience real quiet, and that’s why a National Quiet Day is so important.

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Remember, Genesis reminds us that first there was nothing, then there was everything!

Every day we are surrounded by the chatter of TV, the radio, even our friends and family. Few are the opportunities we have to engage in a little quiet contemplation, giving our vocal chords a rest to simply listen to the world around us and simply experience it.

National Quiet Day was established to remind us to slow down and give silence a chance. Solitude was also a habit that Jesus modeled. He needed peace and quiet as he contemplated His ministry and spoke with our heavenly father.

– I was born September 14, 1936 in Chicago
– My parents were Russian Jewish immigrants
– I majored in psychology, but was encouraged to pursue acting
– I met Gene Roddenberry in 1963 and starred in a TV show called The Lieutenant
– I joined Star Trek in its second season as Pavel Chekov
– I was in all of the Star Trek movies featuring the original cast
– I also have written for several movies and TV shows
I am…Walter Koenig. Congratulations to Jeff from Mount Vernon – he wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream.

Sonfest trivia today – our winner was Anna from Mount Vernon.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan