And connected to the light is the silence. We used to get that on the farm road at night and sometimes even in the day for pockets of time. Houses will surround it soon and the silence will disappear. There is always the odd idiot in a high powered car or a motorbike on the A road but mostly the traffic noise is minimal especially late at night. We can here the freight trains though. With more homes comes more noise. Not music for no one seems to listen to music anymore let alone play instruments.
Or maybe the homes may be silent. Lost in an inner blue haze of devices or the green hue if the football is on. Doors slam, cars start, garages are opened, kids kick balls or bounce or trampolines. Neighbours talk or couples quarrel. People stand outside their front door and smoke honking weed for everyone else to smell. No the quiet is gone. The sound of nothing. The sound of the wind in the trees and bushes, the sound of the fields, small fish appear in the pond and disappear. A badger moves, a fox silent, a rabbit tears across a field. The sound of humanity overtakes everything.