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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?


Willard 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 O'Moore-Klopf 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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