There are moments when our past reintroduces itself into our present. It can be good and it can be bad. But those moments when it brushes up against the now and makes us know we are who we are and it is good are such a blessing!
I heard someone make the comment about being in the silence being about liking to spend time with ourselves. While I can see the point, I really like the silence because I like spending time with God. The challenge is to spend 20 to 30 minutes with God today. Just to sit and relax and enjoy God's presence.
Maybe in the silence we'll find out we're God creation and called good.