Music - Sunday Scribblings
This week's theme at Sunday Scribblings is Music. Here is my 7-minute scribble.......
This is the music of my day today: Now, the washing-machine swish from the outside room; the hum of computer and the clink, clink sounds as my sister plays at the computer in the study; hiss of gas flame and rolling boil while the eggs cook for lunch. Outside, traffic is humming on its lazy Sunday way to the beach. The bells have finished ringing and I haven't heard a plane pass over in the last half-hour. But that will be part of the day again.
Earlier, in the garden, two passing herons called Aurk, Aurk at one another, a drawn-out croak that I knew wasn't a crow; little birds chip at the day, and my honeysuckle draws and shelters the hum of bees.
Any day will have the tap-tap of Trixie's claws on the floor as she does her routine patrol, sniffing out newcomers, new smells; and her grunts and snuffles, her occasional bark. My days are interrupted often with the chime of mobile phone, the ding-dong that tells me I have mail, the buzz and hum of technology as a backdrop.
Now, the chant of next-door's children rings out. Nonsense words, full of meaning, over and over, the song for hill-rolling, the song for bubble-chasing.
My life's music is a kaleidoscope shifting and changing. It is heartbeat and breath, nails tapping and the swish of fingers moving through hair; the scratch of pen on paper and the rustle of turning pages. it is the sizzle of food cooking; the clank of fork on stone as soil is turned. My life is never silent. My life is full of such music.
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