Music is ubiquitous in many of our lives, but how much time do we dedicate to conscious silence? Clear some space in your head with this new guide from Longform that explores meditation, silence myths and lore, the world’s quietest places, John Cage’s art and the value of regarding your own thoughts in solitude. Perfect read for a post-weekend system recovery. Still need help finding silence after a loud night? Check out our feature on tinnitus.