the sounds of home
Sure, there are noises we’d like to turn off, like the garbage truck that comes twice a week at 4.30am or the commercial air conditioner nearby that gets so aggravating. I remind myself to focus on the joyful sounds. Not surprisingly those annoying ones become quieter with this change of mindset.
The dishwasher. It makes such loud gurgling sounds as if to proudly proclaim “I’ve finished washing!” Followed by “And now I’ve finished rinsing!” Gurgle. Gurgle. Such a happy dishwasher.
Keys in the door. When my husband puts his keys in the door it is the best sound ever. I still get excited each time. Naturally, so does my dog. We’re a pretty enthusiastic greeting committee.
My dog shaking. One of those vigorous full body shakes that sets the ears flapping against his head and now his paws slipping across the new floors. So cute.
Quietness. I love urban life and all the movement, lights and excitement. But I also embrace the quietness on the weekends when there are less cars and no commercial vehicles. Just the sounds of people laughing, walking down the street to the cafes and shops.
Opera, skateboards & burps. An unlikely combination indeed. But one that made me giggle when a guy was skateboarding outside, a lady nearby was practising her opera and my dog burped after finishing dinner. Which is really hilarious when the vulgarity comes out of such a regal looking dog.
What sounds do you enjoy in your home?