Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings.
This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning
a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.
It’s a relief to hear the rain. It’s the sound of
billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed
to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy.
— Alice Oswald, British poet
After exploring what is the most annoying sound on Earth, it was inevitable that the “most beautiful” sound would also have to come up. I found this video disturbing because so many of its “most beautiful” sounds are somewhere on my “annoying” list. It seems one person’s annoying noise is another person’s most beautiful sound (If they’re going to pick engines, why these awful whining things? Doesn’t everyone know that the WWII Merlin aircraft engine and the engine of a Ferrari are the best engine sounds?)
It also disappointed me because of all the sounds I love which aren’t on their list — musical instruments well played, a singer with a great voice, someone you love whispering “I love you,” the turning of a book’s page, the sizzle of cooking, the gurgle of morning coffee brewing, or a sigh of contentment . . . and the most beautiful sound in my world — my husband’s heartbeat when my head is resting on his chest, and neither one of us has to get up and go do something.
What did they miss from your list?