Describe the sounds you hear in the room you are in right now.
The drone of the fan is constant. A plane flies overhead. I heard the roar of its engines. A bird chirp. The floor creaks. Another bird whistles. The leaves make a shhhhing sound as the wind blows. Errrrr, hmmm of a car’s engine so much subtler than a plane’s. Now the train’s blows its horn as it approached Mountain Station. It’s not a violent honk like the trains in New York. It almost sounds like music. All these sounds tell me that I am home. It’s what my neighborhood sounds like after a heavy rain in the late morning.
Ask me again on a sunny day and it’ll sound different but this is what it sounds like right now. Today.