The Sound of Silence, Eh, Not So Much

Yes, a new post exactly one week after the previous one. While I may not have faith in my blogging skills, I figured it’d be just a little sad to fail the Post a Week Challenge in only one week. Topic for the post: What is your favorite sound?

It’s tough to narrow this down to one sound in particular, so here are my top three:

  1. Traffic – Not the grueling, honking-filled traffic that you’d find on the Bay Bridge. Moreso the everyday traffic of cars, trucks, bikes and people on busy streets.
  2. Coffeehouse – Cheating a little bit here, too, since a coffeehouse doesn’t produce sound on its own. This includes the combination of baristas making espresso and steaming milk, clattering plates and cups, and the usual hum of people talking and working.
  3. Rain – The only natural sound on this list. For me, definitely more calming than the sound of waves.

If I had to narrow it down to one genre of sound, the sound of busyness wins, hands down. This would explain why I enjoy working in cafes so much, despite all the potential distractions, and why I’m okay with living on the corner of such a busy street.

As for a sound I’ve never heard but hope to hear someday? The sound of a nuclear powered Russian icebreaker crushing through 10-feet-thick Arctic ice ;]

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