Do you ever drive at night?
I find driving at night to be my quiet time. I always wait until after dark on Sunday nights before leaving my parents' house to come back to the city from my weekends in the country. Even though I live alone during the week, and it's quiet until I leave on Saturday, I need that hour in the car to myself to enjoy the quiet, to be enveloped by the darkness. And it's not that I don't enjoy the loud family... quite the opposite. I love the loud family. But driving at night is my allegory between city and country.