A List of Sounds I Like

Train horns at night. It's a memory of sleeping at my Grandma Hastings' house when I was a little girl

Whispering--especially when people whisper because they think you're asleep when you're not really asleep. It feels like a secret

The "wauw wauw" pedal on an electric guitar

Loud rain on the roof

Sacred Harp singing

Newborn baby cries

The scratchy silence of the record player before the needle hits the music

The soft thud and crinkle of a library book being closed

My laugh (in its many shades)

Cars driving on wet pavement

Chinese Opera

A bolt of fabric plopped onto a table

Popping popcorn