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The music of sound!



             Aren't we all blessed to be able to hear ?   Myriads of sounds reach our ears - some pleasant, others, not so, and yet  others,  too harsh to bear. Some remind us of  moments so beautiful, they stay embedded in our memory for an eternity. Some  bring with them a sense of calm and peace on a chaotic day. And, we all have our favourite sounds, just like we do our favourite aromas.

           Mine are a few, that instantly put me in a state of bliss. Like, the sound of two shells I picked up at a beach I had been to some months ago. The sweet pattering sound they emit when tapped against each other fills me with a kind of positivity - like, everything is going to turn out just fine! I rattle  those shells every time I open the drawer I have placed them in.

          And, the chirping of the sparrows early in the morning,  as they come to feed at  the bird feeder in my balcony - ah, sheer bliss. The peaceful calm of the dawn, stirred a bit by the soft chirping, feels like the best music ever! In fact, watching those sparrows flitting about the feeder, sipping water from the nearby water bowl gives me a sense of satisfaction.

         Hearing my mother's voice on the other end of the phone when I call her up. Well, that feels like a gift of God! Moments when  I simply yearn to hear her voice and she speaks into the phone, "Hello,"  - THAT is a wish fulfilled!

        The clickety click sound that my heels make on a marble floor. Now, that sound gives me a high!  We all have those fantasies, wherein we see ourselves strutting about like those screen goddesses - glamorous, exuding chutzpah, shining in the spotlight, don't we?! Ooh, how I love the way that sound makes me feel!

      And, finally, the sound of silence. The silence at the break of dawn, when I am awake and the world still enjoying a few more moments of slumber. The moment when I feel one with the Universe, with God.  Time, when I can hear not only my breathing, but also the rush of my thoughts as they clamour for my attention. I could live the rest of my life in that moment!  I have come to love this sound so much so, that I find every other artificial sound jarring. Like the sound, or rather, the noise that electronic equipments emit. Ugh!

         Well, these are some of my favourite sounds! Which are yours?



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  1. Love your post on sounds, Shilpa. So descriptive and full of emotion. I got a kick out of your comment about your heels clicking and how it reminds you of screen goddesses strutting about. That's you! Now you've inspired me to write about sounds. We write lots about sights but sounds are important, too and evoke emotion. Nice post!

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