“a form of stillness that is the necessary preparation for accepting reality; only the person who is still can hear, and whoever is not still cannot hear. Such stillness as this is not mere soundlessness or a dead muteness […] Leisure is the disposition of receptive understanding, of contemplative beholding, and immersion in the real.”

Pieper, J. (1998). Leisure: The Basis of Culture. South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press.