Ha ha, yes, we should both soldier on, despite the terrors of exiting our respective bunkers. Feel free to publish the discussion on your silent blog. Regarding your keystrokes and the sound of the sea:

"Audition excels at the `What's happening?' sensing a signal only when there's an event. Audition not only captures events we cannot see...but serves to alert us to events occurring even within our view. Nonevents may be screaming visually, but they are not actually making any noise, and so audition has unobstructed access to events--for the simple reason that sound waves are cast only when there is an event." (p. 34)

     Mark Changizi, "Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man"

Please be careful in India and please come back in one piece. Sleep well.