Monday, April 8, 2013
Bells and Chains
Church bells are a beautiful thing. To hear them ding-donging in the distance is just another one of those things you grow accustomed to, and pretty much just ignore. Although a church is not an establishment that i frequent, i do love their bells. I cannot, however, say the same for the trains that run right through the neighborhood immediately across my street. The screeching and squealing of the metal to metal contact as the train slows, followed by the slamming together of the cars stopping against one another. But these are sounds we get used to, i could fall asleep to those mad, clashing trains. There are sounds that i miss as well. Ever since i was a kid, the sound of a swish through a chain link basketball net makes me perk up. The sound i remember stirs in me memories of the playground court to go with the soundtrack . Shuffling shoes on pavement and chain link swishes, music to my ears. Music encourages me to move with it and feel it through my being, seeing is only half the battle. Taken for granted all the noise we try to ignore but we're missing the soundtrack of life. I think it's kind of awesome. What are your favorite sounds that you may overlook because they're the norm? What's the soundtrack you hear?