Awhile ago, I got some great ideas for random smells that people love (and hate), which, in addition to being amusing, is something I go back to if I need to jog my writing mind in the area of smell. Lately I have been thinking about sound, and how some background noises can be peaceful or soothing while some (I'm talking to you, bathroom fan!) can drive you utterly insane.
For instance, I absolutely love the sound of a cat licking its rough paws, wind coming through a screen, the sloshing of the dishwasher, a child’s out-of-control laugh, and an airplane in the very distant sky. I cannot stand the sound of a knife running across a plate, fake nails on a keyboard, or someone sniffling instead of using a Kleenex. I also don’t like the sound of high-heels on a hard floor, skin screeching on a bathtub, or the loud clapping of cupped hands. Oh, and I like the sound of a man running his fingers over one-day stubble.
What about you? What are your favorite and least favorite sounds?
3 weeks ago