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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Favorite Sounds

These sounds make me happy:
  • The creak of my hammock as I rock it gently (while I lie in it) by holding on to a rope tied to a nearby tree limb


  • The sound of my 5-year-old singing, making up a song as he goes


  • The cry of seagulls at the beach and over the ocean


  • The sound of the tide coming in at the beach


  • The squeak-purr of my younger cat when I stroke her


  • The snap of a sail in the wind as a sailboat changes tack


  • The deep voices of bullfrogs when I camp in the woods


  • The buzz of cicadas in the summertime


  • The giggling of my two sons as they splash in our inflatable backyard swimming pool


  • The sounds of power tools—such as drill guns and chop saws—because they mean that My Husband the Master Cabinetmakertm is nearby


  • The sound of a hard rain on a lake


  • The occasional humming of my granddaughter while she's sleeping


  • The almost mystical music of the many large metal wind chimes hung all around the outside of my house


  • My husband's laugh


  • My brother's laugh


  • The cooing of mourning doves
What sounds make you happy?



3 comments:

Willie Hughes said...

The sounds the birds make as they wake up in the predawn hours

Eddie's soft sighing/snoring when he's asleep in my arms

The "Hi-i-i-i-i!" that Eddie squeals as he jumps into my lap every time I come home and settle into my easy chair

Katharine said...

Those are lovely, Willie.

LeftLeaningLady said...

The quiet when there is no TV turned on.

And rain, since we are going through a drought.

And my son's "K, I love you, Mom" as he is heading out the door and I have told him to be careful.

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