My House Sounds Like

I sit in a great spot at the bottom of the stairs. Feet up, coffee cooling and the dog resting on the floor beside me after our Sunday walk (she’s tired because Sunday walks are longer).

This is what I hear:

The blaring speakers of the TV in the next room as a Youtuber talks about something I do not understand. Also, with millions of views, I wonder why he does not have a better microphone.

I hear a 12 year old and a 9 year old arguing about the passing of gas, but also laughing about the aforementioned Youtube video. And discussing other things.

I hear the spinning of the dryer reminding me of the domestic life that gets caught up on the weekend (sometimes because I do the catching up and sometimes entirely in spite of me).

Through the window, it’s a quiet Sunday, just the passing drone of an occasional car down a one way street. No birds yet.

Back inside, others are sleeping or busy. One is on the road, heading back to college at this very moment.

I want to remember this moment and these sounds; time keeps moving!

10 thoughts on “My House Sounds Like

  1. You captured your moment so well using the lens of sound. I feel like I know so much about you and your family just by listening in on a Sunday morning. I agree with your ending, time keeps moving ….fast. My Sunday sounds do not include child sounds as mine are all grown up. You are smart to document and savor what you have at this time. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great prompt to think about as a writer. I have an 11 year old and 12 year old. Those YouTubers have some annoying voices! I agree, It would be interesting to think about how the sounds of your house change over time.

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  3. I LOVE your “time capsule”! There are many times I wish that I would have captured those moments in writing during other stages of my life, also. I guess I was too busy living those moments back in my younger days…and not yet seeing the value of recording such moments. Kudos to you for doing so! 🙂 ~JudyK.

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  4. You’ve done such a wonderful job describing all that you hear in a moments time capturing the love in the noise. I’ve never thought about writing about all the sounds one hears. May make for an interesting assignment at the beginning of the year as a get to know you project.

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  5. The sounds of silence. Great job reminding all of us to listen to our lives. Listen to those sounds that are our silence. I enjoyed the way you wrote this post!

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  6. Great idea for a post. It’s intriguing to stop what you are doing and just listen for a few minutes…something we obviously don’t do enough. It was enjoyable to listen to your house with you.

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