Outside the Open Window
With the warm weather I have opened my windows to allow the fresh spring air inside. The only problem is getting used to the noise outside. I hear every little sound and wonder if someone has infiltrated my mighty fortress to invade my precious solitude. I hear the sounds of the earth settling outside and my mind wonders. Is that you MT? Possibly Silver? Oh no it is Chris because I also smell peanut butter (lol). Still no, maybe it is Max coming to make sure I am recycling and not leaving water dripping unattended. ALthough welcome all are an unexpected intrusion into my silence.
I hear the owl not so far away hooting. What is that old wives' tale about death and owls? Does it count after dark?
I hear the wind whistling through the trees and it is an eerie sound being all alone in the middle of the woods with the moaning trees. Are they moaning because they know a storm is coming to test their strength and capacity to bend? Are they moaning because of their old age.
I may never know the answers to these questions as I get up to close the windows in my bedroom. Oh yes spring is here and the windows will be open again, but I have had enough nature for tonight.