Could I Survive the ‘Quietest Place on Earth’? An Interview with the Author
“I do not believe that there is a human being alive who has ever heard a wolf whistle while he was walking alone in the woods.”
-Ernest Thompson Seton
It is, indeed, quiet. Almost. I have been fortunate to spend a good deal of time this past six months here in this little back woods. I found it while I was at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, a place whose beauty and allure are indescribable, while its nature and history are more familiar.
The quiet is in the wilderness, of course, but it’s not the quietest place on earth.
I believe I have discovered the quietest place on earth and, in fact, it will be no small place to live as long as I live. I think it may be an ideal place for the rest of my life.
When I’m not on the road, I do most of my writing here.
I may have the quietest place on earth, but it is in the middle of a little town. I am not a city person, but I am more of a rural person. I’d rather live in a rural area, and I think this may be one of the more scenic places to do that. It’s like a dream, in a certain sense, surrounded by the most amazing forest I have ever seen -I have seen some unbelievable things in my life and some of them have inspired me to want to write, but this place is something else.
It’s almost like living in a small town in the country but within the city limits. The town is named Oakwood and has a population of about 150. They call it the “Quietest Place on Earth” and I think it’s very funny, but I�