I find silence and a bit of quiet is a double edged sword. Sometimes, all I crave is a bit of peace and quiet - I'll sit with no noise and nothing to listen to but the wind/rain/cicadas and my thoughts. Often my thoughts roar around in my head, louder than anything else. Sometimes, this can go either way - I end up in tears, or I end up giggling to myself. I think both are healthy and necessary in their own way. I wouldn't trade my quiet times for anything in the world.
But my favourite thing about quiet is the ability to sit quietly when in the company of others. In social situations I often have to stop myself, in order to really shut up and observe. It's amazing how much you can learn just by being quiet. That being said, that's not even the specific context I'm referring to. What I love is that delicious, comfortable, safe silence when you're with someone who knows you and loves you. When there is no need to talk, and it's okay to be quiet - that's what I love most, because those times are with the ones I love most.
When do you cherish and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet?