qui·et [kwahy-it] adjective, -er, -est,verb
1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound:quiet neighbors.
2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street.
3. silent: Be quiet!
4. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person.
5. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life.
I really love quiet. I'm a bit of a loner/introvert/thoughtful type person and while noise and bustle can be really exciting at times, it's probably one of the main ways that I get overly stimulated, which is a nice way of saying cranky.
Repetitive noises, like someone tapping a pencil on a table absolutely kill me. I go from a nice person to turbo angry lady in about 6 seconds. I don't know why exactly, just something in my brain says "kill them now so that noise will go away!"
Here's an excerpt from one of my favorite poems that discusses the beauty of quiet perfectly.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
Desiderata, Max Ehrmann 1927
Tomorrow's letter is R and the word I chose randomly has 7 letters and starts with RE. Any guesses?