Tag: noise

Community, Real Life, Reflections

Shut the Front Door

When the lovely neighbors put their house up for sale, I fretted about who might move in. Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold. Every time prospective buyers pulled up, I surreptitiously watched from my window. I even managed to casually meet some by happening to be outside. The woman who told me about …

Inside World

Killing Silence

Sometimes I need the crunch of snow underfoot. Sometimes I need to experience the low-slung shadow cast by my figure in the late afternoon winter sun, or the thick gray sparkle of an icicle-covered rock. Snow brings that pause. That inevitable sheet of quiet, muffling all the regular sounds (even if it is fleeting, before …