the sound of sunshine.


The whole world seems different when the sun finally comes.  There's the smell of dusty pavement and the satisfying tingle of a slight sunburn. But, my favorite is the change in sound - the singular shouts that carry. Winter months are a muffled din;  hazy, indistinguishable, and gray. 

Sunshine sounds like car alarms, and soul music on the stereo. It sounds like rugs being shook-out on the back porch and the neighbors, three houses down, bickering.  

I woke up this morning to the hum of my fan and before I even opened my eyes I knew what I would find. The windows were open, and bathed in shade. The blue sky stretched on for miles. 

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9 comments:

  1. The sound of sunshine for me is birds singing and the lawn mower out front humming away. :)

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    1. I love the sound of a distant lawn mower (you can hear them for blocks!)

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  2. I always hear leaves in the wind and see the light dappling across the windowsill. When the sun hits like that, I know winter is well past.

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  3. oh, you have a beautiful way with words! you have a new follower on instagram. i finally caved and am a part of instagram now as well. you can find me @nocoffeeforme

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  4. I agree with Allie - the sound of a lawn mower means that winter is far, far behind me. I love this post.

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  5. this reminds me of my mom. when i was little, she used to hold sheets up to my nose after they'd been drying on the clothesline and say, "do you smell that? that's sunshine."

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    1. Caitie, that is the best thing I've heard in a long time. That is how sunshine smells, isn't it?

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  6. Your words are sublime.

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