Monday, July 6, 2009

The sound of your own wheels


Jackson Browne said, "don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy" in his great song, Take it Easy. It is called dissonance. A mingling of discordant sounds. Things that are not in agreement. Noise. For some people it is comforting because it recognizes another existence. For other they need drugs or alcohol to quiet the noise. So very sad. Sad when we live with so much peace and quiet all around us. To listen to the dew on the grass in the morning. Listen to the sun rise. Listen to a swallow flying back and forth to the nest under the eaves. To lay in bed and listen to your heart beating. Listen to yourself breathing. All of these are important. The noise is not.

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