Right this moment

I sit in my chair, content and comfortable and watch the wind dance with the trees.
I can hear the rain slapping onto the ground, but I can’t see it.
The fan is on, although it’s cool enough now that we don’t need it.
Every now and then, the wind chimes burst into song.
But it doesn’t last long.

It is quiet, save the wind.

A car sloshes by.
One lone bird tweets rhythmically.
The steady drip of water hitting the drain spout.
Right this moment, it all sounds so loud, so obvious.
But when the children are here and we are busy,
It will all become white noise.

So now, while the chance is here, I am listening.
I let the static guide and with eyes closed, I hear my own breath.
The steady in and out becomes another instrument in the static symphony.
Oh, it’s a beautiful sound.


3 Responses to Right this moment
  1. Jil
    October 19, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    I love days like that. It’s been sunny but cold here. I am dreading the winter where I can’t get out and enjoy warmer weather. But I love beautiful rainy days!! Enjoy!!

  2. domestic extraordinaire
    October 19, 2011 | 9:20 pm

    I love to sit in the quiet of the house or in the backyard and just soak up the sounds. Many times if someone happens upon me doing this they wonder aloud about what exactly I am doing.

    I am savoring life, every single ounce of it.

  3. CathyMartin
    October 19, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Love this post!