The sounds of August...
The creak of the chair on the porch..
The scratching of Laddie on the door..
The unfolding of the morning paper
The coffee cup set down on the table..
The sound of insects buzzing..
The sound of a hummingbird whirring in the garden..
The sound of a distant mower..
The bark of a dog..
The sound of my breathing..
The sound of a helicopter overhead..
The sound of my foot tapping..
These are the sounds as I sit here on my porch this morning. I usually don't pay attention to everyday sounds, but today is different. School has started. The bus rattles down the road and picks up the laughing kids. They are all dressed in their best...new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, and some have a lunchbox. All ages at our bus stop. School is open again and our neighborhood is silent...except for the sounds I just mentioned. There's a favorite song of mine by Herman's Hermits...There's a kind of hush....all over the world. School days are here again.