Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Music of Sound
- Wind rustling through the leaves of a tree.
- Hearing the old clock on the mantle chime.
- A babbling brook.
- The satisfying sound of playing cards clipped with a clothes pin to the wheels of your bicycle.
- Popping bubble wrap with your fingers.
- Crickets in the night.
- The pleading sounds of a dog.
- A squirrel eating a nut.
- The clinking of milk bottles being left on the door step in the early morning.
- The gentle breathing of your mate in the quiet of night.
- A purring cat.
- Hearing the end of period bell ring in school.
- The uniqueness of hearing someone speak with an accent.
- Snow crunching underfoot.
- Waves lapping on the shore.
- The rapture of a child's laughter.
- The footsteps of a loved one approaching.
- Hearing my grandmother cooking in the kitchen.
- The sound of whales.
- A baby's first cry.
- The crackling of a fire.
- A woodpecker.
- The sounds of delight at the arrival gate of an airport.
- The cracking of ice on a frozen lake.
- The sound of the mail box closing on a new treasure of mail.
That is just a fraction of everyday sounds. Interestingly, the absence of sound can affect you as well. I moved from living near a busy road to a house at the end of a street in the countryside. It was so quiet in my new home that I had to get use to the lack of sound. I tell people that the silence was deafening! But once I got use to not hearing the din of the old home, I was soon able to pick out individual sounds at the new home.
Never take hearing for granted.
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