Posted by: boromax | June 27, 2022

The Power of Sounds

Are you listening?

What are you hearing?

Do you have favorite sounds?

Here are a few we probably all share:

birdsong on a cool spring morning

laughter – especially that of children

a gentle breeze rustling the leaves in the trees

water running over rocks in a stream

ocean waves

There are also sounds that some like and others do not:

the roar of an engine

barking dogs

cicadas

crickets

a creaking door

There are also sounds none of us wants to hear

but I will not list those here.

. . . . . . .

We have learned to organize sound.

We call it music.

It is ingenious.

Strategic placement of pitches, rhythms, durations

singly and together

the careful choreography of

clashes and clangs

clanks and crashes

to create a combustible cacophony.

It is music.

The bringing together of sounds

to produce something startling

to pluck at our emotions.

It can lift us up or bring us down,

make us happy or sad

or scared or angry

or give us a headache

or soothe and calm us.

Music is powerful.

The compiled and curated sounds

confirm our existence.

The resonation reaffirms our reality.

Right now.

What are you hearing?

Are you listening?


Responses

  1. A child’s laugh is great medicine and very contagious.

    • You are so right, Herb. GREAT medicine. ~Ed.

  2. Very well written! And absolutely spot on 🙂

  3. So good! Yes!! I am listening!!

    • Lots of good things to hear.

      • Yes! Three that stood out for me, are the laugh off a child, the wind through the trees and water flowing over rocks!!! Life giving sounds!!


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