The Sound of Blogging


A post about sounds.

That sounds interesting, I thought. And then it struck me. I think in terms of sounds. I find silence awkward and depressing. Stress relief for me is a chat with Dear Mom or a foot tapping song or  an hour at the beach- listening to the waves crashing and the winds whispering.

So let me begin with enumerating my favorite sounds:

First has to be the sound of bangles. The tinkle of  bangles, metal or glass as my Mom went about her daily remembering is one of the earliest sound I remember. It also is for me one of the sweetest sounds in the world.

Another sound close to my heart is the crisp  sound of pages of a book (and money too! :P) Have you heard the sound of a pen as we scribble our innermost thoughts in a diary? The steady hum of the nib as the words flow pausing only for furtive looks to ensure no one is looking.

Even my choice of season is based on the cheerful cacophony that accompanies it. Rainy season is my favorite simply because  I like  hearing the  clouds thundering, the rains lashing against the windows, the adorable sound of puddles as I step into them, the sounds of birds chirping happily.  And yes, children playing noisily while their mothers scream at them to get back inside and dry off and for their sake better not catch a cold.

Silence according to me is just the absence of sounds, a preclude to drama and   and if I’m watching the Hubby’s choice of movie – then horror. Silence to me, signifies the absence of loved ones to converse with, friends to tease and confidantes to whisper secrets to.

I definitely prefer a mother’s lullaby, a hearty chuckle, a baby’s giggle, the ice cream vendor’s clanging bells, the sonorous sounds of priests chanting to plain silence. How about you?


6 thoughts on “The Sound of Blogging

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    1. So true. And must be annoying, not being able to relax with the constant din of people interrupting all the time.
      But like you said, I thought it hugely interesting to discover different perspectives on this topic. Thanks for sharing your thought and for stopping by.


  1. I completely agree with your thoughts on sounds. Complete silence reminds me of fear. I keep the fan running all night long or listen to music just to help me get to sleep without thinking that somehow something in the darkness will attack me at a moments notice if the sounds were not there. I guess that sounds a little crazy! Wonderful post! In almost every sentence, I felt like I was there, seeing and hearing the surroundings. I felt like I could see and hear the bangles on a woman’s wrist as she walks across a floor and see and hear a hearty chuckle from a plump man at a pub as they listen to a story a friend told them. Just very well written!


    1. Thank you for your kind words.
      I feel even better at your thought about nighttime silence. A fellow spirit is greatly appreciated. I too keep songs playing on the MP3 at night, to keep from fretting my beauty sleep away.


  2. Interesting post 🙂 I too love the sound of bangles – especially the glass ones and the thick Rajasthani type bangles. They are just so festive. Though I like the smell of pages in a book, I’ve never really listened to their sound. I must open my ears for them net time 😉 But my most favourite one has to be the sound of the clock ticking in a silent place !


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