This morning (Monday) I was lying in bed, wondering whether it was too soon to get up. (I have become an early riser, but there are limits!) I heard a noise, which sounded like a saucepan settling down on the draining-board. My sleepy brain asked me, “Are we having an earth tremor?” Actually it said “quake”, but that is far too extreme! Especially in England.
When I did get up the first noise I heard in the living room was the “Low Battery” alarm on hubby’s un-smart Nokia. I put it on charge thus removing the distraction, but forgot to mention it. When I checked to see if it was recharged it still had a little way to go. I was busy and forgot about it, remembering just before lunch time.
After lunch I asked hubby, “Didn’t you hear your phone complaining about its battery?” He replied that he had heard a noise and thought it was two mugs clinking together. (He had been unloading the drainer.)
There are other unexplained noises. Or noises which could be from a number of different sources. The baffle on the extractor fan sounds like the flap on the letter box.
Some noises I don’t even notice. My preference is for silence rather than indiscriminate bombardment by radio or TV. We live in a quiet place. The only annoying sounds which don’t go away for up to twenty minutes are alarms, which have probably gone off by mistake.
How about you?
Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…)
Photographers, artists, poets: show us ANXIETY.