Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Quiet Afternoon. Or Is It?

I've done a number of chores around the house today and had the tv on for noise.

I just turned off the tv and sat down, thinking I'll close my eyes for a minute and enjoy the quiet.

Hey, Internet. It's not quiet.

I opened windows and doors this morning to air out the house and now I hear everything that is happening both in the house and in the neighborhood:
  • The wind sighing through the trees
  • Leaves skittering across the driveway
  • The house creaking
  • The neighbor's wind chimes tinkling
  • The water filling the refrigerator's ice maker
  • The timer on the china cabinet lights ticking
  • A plane overhead
  • A distant train whistle
  • The dryer buzzer
  • A car
  • A motorcycle
  • Birds chirping
  • Dogs barking
  • A fire engine siren
I love having the windows open in the spring when household noise and outside noise combine.

What do you hear when you open your windows?


  1. Yesterday and today? Rain. Rain rain rain rain rain. Pffft.

  2. Oh Cindy, I love to listen to "nothing".