Tuning in and Zoning out–Slice of Life Challenge Day 14

I went to bed and couldn’t sleep. Maybe it was the time change.

Whatever it was I decided to stretch out in front of the wood stove.

Crackle crackle

crinkley crinkley crinkley

clink           

crinkley crinkley crinkley

clink          

pop

clink           

clink

sizzling sizzling

clink

clink

clink

whistle

clink

clink

chiiirrrp

I never noticed all the different sounds the fire makes. The initial crackling sounded so close I sat up to peer over the end of the couch to be sure the fire hadn’t escaped. But the sounds of a fire aren’t steady. They alternate, as passing a fancy as the dancing flames. The only steady sound is a metalic clink as the metal of the stove responds to the heat. Like a heartbeat it pings evenly across the minutes. Interrupted sometimes by the other sounds more like a crackling campfire or roaring bonfire. I like both the steadiness and the unpredictability of this fireside concert.

Perhaps I’ll sleep after all.

 

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