Yes to all those points, always wondered why I love the sound of a door closing, leaving me on my own in a silent room. Just got back from a short (careful planning on my part!) lunch with an old, dear friend and a small group of her very nice friends with whom I almost felt relaxed, or as close as I can in a group. And here I am now, irritable and totally frazzled. It was only 2 hours but I’m drained. Yet I could read around the clock if I could find enough worthwhile material, and someone else to live my actual life for me ;)
Thanks for the link!