Can you hear it?
The engine, the massive shovel shifting, the earth - rocks and soil - dumping to the ground.
Think about sound.
Think about how important it is.
- the sound of footsteps
- a wiffle ball spinning through the air
- the ploop of a rock when it's tossed into a puddle
- humming - from bird, person, or machine
What about the absence of sound? Like after a snowstorm. Or when the power goes out, when all that constant humming of electricity is suddenly quiet. Sometimes without sound we become more aware.
Sometimes we need to close our eyes and listen for a bit.
Sound Part 1:
Your task this week is to record sounds in two places. Divide your paper in half and record the sounds you hear in two columns. Be sure to fold it over! Only do one column at a time. Later you can compare the two.
swings - metal squeaking/ pulling against itself
basketball hitting the pavement, then a kickball – sounds different- one is more hollow
feet running – different on the pavement and the grass – they thunder on the grass
shrillness of the whistle
feet shifting because everyone is too hot to stand still
pots and pans bump each other as they are put away
water running in the sink
the fridge humming
cat whining – it’s not just a meow
the phone rings – again
refrigerator – open, close –
utensil hitting the floor – some uttered word
dog’s nails clicking on the wood floor, his tail wagging and hitting the papers on the fridge
Go ahead. Listen deeply. Record what you find.
You may be surprised.