The other night we were at our elementary school’s auction. Rob ran into a friend who he knows to be very knowledgable about electronics. Rob began peppering him with questions and as I prepared to join a more interesting conversation, I heard our friend exclaim, “What!?”
You see, Rob had just told him, in response to a question about speakers, that I don’t like sound.
“You don’t like sound!?”, he asked incredulously.
I smiled shyly, nodded and walked off letting Rob explain.
For people who love music, sound effects and surround sound speakers, I must be a very confusing soul. They must feel about me as I do about people who don’t like books.
Ironically, I was reading through prompts from Ali Edward’s 31 Days program and one I had not written yet was ‘sound.’ Ali writes, “Radio, music, talk? What do you listen to? Kids chatter? Silence? Think about the variety of different sounds you encounter over the course of a day.”
I chose to focus on morning sounds. Here goes..
The cat’s meow as he lifts his arthritic body up the stairs.
The dog scratching to get out of her crate.
The newspapers hitting the sidewalk.
The ping of my phone as I turn it back on.
Caroline opening her door and clomping down the stairs. She inherited heavy feet from my dad.
Katherine stretching and yawning as she pulls herself slowly from her bed.
Now, if these were the only sounds, maybe I wouldn’t dislike sound all that much.