Rio is full of sounds...
there are always cars driving by, horns honking....
there are waves crashing, toucans and parrots chirping.....
there are people laughing, shouting, singing....
It is amazing how different it is when you do not hear the familiar sounds, whatever they are.
At our house in Florida, though it is on the water, you do not hear it....there are not many waves.
There is the breeze rustling through the palm trees and the birds chirping, but mostly there is silence.
We are all different in our comfort levels of sound.
I enjoy the silence though sometimes it unsettles me a little. After these last 7 years of constant sounds, it seems strange to me when I do not hear the cars or the people. I like it quieter. It helps me to settle down and calm my thoughts. I like to hear just the sounds of nature. I like the relaxation it provides naturally.
Yet, as we are getting ready to move onto another country where I'm not sure what to expect, I wonder what sounds will become familiar. I will miss the large ocean waves slamming against the sand that I go to sleep to every night and wake to every morning.
I will miss seeing and hearing the toucans and parrots at my children's school.
Yet, I know that what awaits me will be the beauty and silence of snow.
I always enjoy watching the snow fall and the beauty of the silence. I know silence is not seen, but somehow, when I watch snow, I feel like you can see the quietness of the air....feel the silence surrounding you.
What sounds surround you?