This week I thought I would once again participate with Mama Kat's weekly assignment. Her prompts this week are:
1.) Define goodness...joy...sorrow...and anger using pictures you've taken.
2.) Tomorrow I will do it differently. Here's how...
3.)Describe a 'sound' from your childhood. What was it? When did you hear it? What does it bring to mind?
4.) I remember when...
5.) Right now is the best time to start. What's your first step?
I thought I would go with #3 this week....
3.) Describe a 'sound' from your childhood. What was it? When did you hear it? What does it bring to mind?
The sound of the train coming through town. Growing up at home, my parent's house (they still live there) backed up to a field which has train tracks running through it. During the summertime, I would leave my bedroom window open, as would my brother. Hearing the train passing by throughout the day, it just became so common and almost unnoticeable. But at night, it was always a nice sound, almost comforting. Hearing the horn and the sound of the wheels on the tracks.
That train track has since been discontinued for service for many years now. However, there was recent news in the local paper that the service will soon pick up where it left off.
Now, living in my current home with my own family, we now have a train that passes by our neighborhood. In fact, if I'm standing outside my house and look to the right, I can see it passing right behind some neighborhood homes. I'm sure the homes that backup to the tracks (and I mean, they are very close to the tracks separated by a brick wall) don't like the tracks there but I have to say, it is a comforting and familiar sound I love to hear. In fact, some days when we have our front window open and the wind is blowing just right, the sound of the train and when it honks, is so loud that it sounds like it is passing right in front of our house. But again.....I don't mind it. Neither does the rest of the family!