A bird chirping outside the window of my piano studio. Gunfire from a video game. The cheerful hum of the dishwasher. The booming of my children's voices - deep like men now - and the chatter of their visiting friends. Laughter. Much laughter. The dog barking every time the front door opens and closes.
The clicking of my laptop keyboard. The teakettle whistling. The microwave whirring. The twang of the mandolin. The tinkling of the piano keys. My phone alarm. The rattle of the air conditioner. The roar of the mail carrier's engine.
A crazy cacophony, dissonance and consonance, melodies and harmonies that soar and converge to create a symphony unlike any other. An improvisation that can never be repeated or improved upon. The soundtrack to a day in our lives.
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This post was composed according to the guidelines for Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments, "letting the thoughts and ideas flow as they wished." Thank you, Heather, for the inspiration!