Sunday, April 06, 2008

The sounds of waking

I love certain sounds. Some of these define me, some I merely define. One of my favorites is the sound of people's voices, husky and deep when they are first waking up. So vulnerable, so sleepy.

Here are, in list format, some of my other favorite sounds:

-Keys hitting the crystal bowl

-Moped engines

-Second hand music coming from windows and porches

-A cigarette hitting a puddle

-Eli coming home on his Vespa

-Dolphins breaking the surface

-A powerboat engine being turned on

-Songbirds singing

-Opening a jar of peanuts

-Waves on cobblestone

-Coffee percolating

-Stage whispers

-Archimedes singing along with the rain

-Rocks bouncing off a frozen pond

1 comment:

maggie, dammit said...

I was in love with a boy named Eli in 8th grade summer camp, and he was from Illinois, too. What if he's YOUR Eli?? Dude. I just blew my own mind.

Yup, I've seen enough. Off to add you to my feed.