Today’s writing prompt asks about what is on our music playlist.
From my title, you know what’s coming. You can probably surmise–correctly–that I don’t have an Apple music, Spotify or Pandora account–so no playlists anywhere.
I do have Sirius radio so on occasion I listen to that. And you will notice that I have said, “on occasion. ” It’s generally when I hit the wrong button in the car–or if I am on a longer trip. My work “commute” is somewhere between 5-10 minutes depending on traffic, school buses, and stop lights. Depending on my mood, I even have silence in the car.
When I am out walking with the dog, it seems most everyone has earbuds in–so I know that I am unusual. But on a walk, I like to listen to the sounds of the birds, who even now, in this cold winter, are beginning to sing again.
The lake that I live on is completely frozen over for the first time in several years. The ice makes all kinds of noise–if you don’t have earbuds in your head and can hear it.
And of course we have our resident bald eagles, as well as other raptors, that fly around and call to each other. Who wants to miss that?
And these are just the “winter” sounds–the sounds I hear in silence.