I was on a video conference call recently, with everyone working from home we are doing a lot of that these days, someone on the call had the windows open and lived near an airport, and I heard an old familiar sound, a sound that brought back memories of my youth. Piston engine - propeller driven aircraft. I miss that sound. I live about 90-seconds (by air) south of Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA,) in one of the countries most strictly enforced "no-fly-zones." Air traffic is limited and strictly controlled near here in the DC area. Pilots have pass special background checks and receive prior permission to land at DCA, the bottom line is nearly no small private planes land there. I miss the sound. Hearing it brought back fond memories, when ever my father heard that sound, he would pause, look up and see what kind of airplane it was. A habit I picked up.
What sound makes you pause and look up?
A champagne cork popping.ReplyDelete
Always a welcoming sound, looking forward to hearing that sound on November 3rd.Delete
sirens from the ambulances that constantly use my street.ReplyDelete
there is a small plane airport near my location (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_Field); planes do pass overhead to there AND to PHL. these days, no planes fly over. I miss that sound.
This condo is the quietest place I have lived since I left the farm.Delete
Laughter. Unforced and joyous laughter.ReplyDelete
Something we all need much more of.Delete
I have experienced thunder snow a couple of times, amazingDelete
The haunting sound of a train whistle..Delete
Heritage Hall ... that's the very same answer I was going to have! I love the sound of a distant train whistle!Delete
Stop, look and listen. I love steam trains.Delete
The sounds of the European police, ambulances, etc., when I lived there. That eerie siren always recalls WWII movies (movies set in WWII) and the horrible treatment of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, some Catholics, etc. at the hands of the Nazis.ReplyDelete
Maybe a good reason to change the sound, or maybe being reminded is a good thing.Delete
Nondescript thumps from the other room that's what.ReplyDelete