Minute Escapes: Tiny Among Eternal Giants

9 February, 2015

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Close your eyes for five minutes and escape your reality to be transposed to a completely different place, with a completely different pace. It’s a five minute getaway.

Tiny Among Eternal Giants

Walking along the windy paths of the Redwood Forest of California, at the heels of the giant Sequoias, what surprised us most was how quiet it was.
The soft sequoia needles blanket the forest floor in a thick layer of red carpet. As soon as I walked into the forest I knew I wanted to take a sound sample to share with you guys, but how do you record silence?

There was, however, a small whisper that grew into a rumble as we approached it. A lazy brook snaked among the immortal forest, apparently the only thing in a whole forest moving at the pace of mere mortals such as us. As it flowed it seemed to converse with the trees, speaking thousand year old secrets to each other in a language we’ve yet to understand.

The ground below you is soft and muffles your every step. The trees above you tower as high as skyscrapers. The midday sun tries to penetrate the canopy, almost in vain. Silence is the void that connects you to the time these giants were just infants.

(First go pee) Put on your headphones. Close your eyes. Press play.


Come back every other Monday for another, completely different, Minute Escape.


  1. Comment by Shobha

    Shobha Reply 9 February, 2015 at 12:21

    Wow! It really did sound like a babbling brook. so cool. I wish I could hear/see it in person. The Redwoods are on our bucket list.
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    • Comment by Jade Adele

      Jade Adele Reply 10 February, 2015 at 01:23

      Thanks Shobha! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for listening. We know it’s a lot to ask of people these days to stop what they’re doing and listen for 5 minutes!

      You’ll love it when you get there, for sure.

      Have a beautiful trip. :)
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  2. Comment by Sabine

    Sabine Reply 11 February, 2015 at 12:46

    We can find peaceful places in this world ! Thanks !

    • Comment by Jade Adele

      Jade Adele Reply 12 February, 2015 at 03:54

      This is most definitely one of them. I lied down flat on the ground while taking this sound sample and took in all the sounds, it felt as if they all resonated in the ground below me and through my body. Very nice place to be.
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