I live a little over a half mile north of a main east/west Interstate. I can’t see it because of the trees and the way the ground rolls into the hills behind my home. And quite honestly on most day I can’t even hear it. I don’t know if some days the sound doesn’t carry as much as others or if I’m just so used to the noise that I just don’t notice.
This morning, though, as I was getting home from the gym at about 6:30, it was all I could hear. There was a stillness about outside. No breeze. I didn’t even really hear animals. Just the cars driving 70 miles an hour behind my house.
I wonder what I miss on those days that I’m too busy to hear.
I wonder if there are days that I’m just not supposed to hear the sounds.
So I’m making a conscious effort to be quiet more.
Not that I want to hear the cars to flying by.
I just don’t want to miss what I’m supposed to be hearing.