Did You Hear That?


Nothing wrong with my hearing, my husband says.

Recently I asked if he heard the high-pitched sound.

He didn’t.  What did it sound like?  Like glasses in

the cupboard hitting one another.  Then he went


upstairs to change clothes and came down to tell

me that there was nothing wrong with my hearing.

His alarm clock usually wakes him with a light.  When

that doesn’t, the next is an alarm.  For thirty minutes,


the alarm had been sounding.  Often, I hear motors

of delivery trucks, trash trucks and such and try to

guess if we are getting a package.  Again, my husband

marveled that I had heard a delivery truck, a sliding


door sound and finally footsteps approaching.  A

package awaited outside.  Spring is elusive; we have

had many false starts.  Snow for Easter.  Par for

the course in Upstate New York.  Birds seem to


know precisely when the weather changes.  For

some time now, they have been zooming back

and forth and are making nests in the many bird

houses we have.  Meanwhile, on a nicer day today,


I perused the gardens hoping to find more colors.

Plenty of yellows, whites, and greens but the

tulips are not yet ready to showcase their colors.

Finally, I understand what retirees before me


had said:  you should retire and enjoy different

scenery.  I swapped 2200 teens for birdsong,

truck motors, and more.  I now look forward to

chatting with the many people passing by or


making deliveries.  The mail carriers, the trash and

blue bin guys, the delivery people with packages. 

Why not make their day brighter and cheerier?  Engage

In conversation.  Offer a smile.  Chat about the family.


Life is full of opportunities.  Seize the moments and

enjoy others in your life.  Surprises and rewards

abound.  Blue bins neatly stacked by the door.  Tips on

fly fishing for my husband from Tony, a mail carrier.


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43 Responses to Did You Hear That?

  1. Your hearing must be quite good. Mine used to be. I’m thankful my children never knew how much I heard from the next room or another floor. Lots of their risky plans were blocked because I showed up at a crucial time. I wasn’t eavesdropping, but I could hear lots of things at a distance.

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  2. Vinny Messana says:

    Very enjoyable read and lovely photos !

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  3. Emily says:

    Loved the post and photos!

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  4. Arno Bode , Cologne ,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann.
    ich bin immer wieder erstaunt wie feinfühlig Du in deinen Berichten ganz normale alltägliche Dinge zu beschreiben in der Lage bist. Deinen Bericht hast Du wieder mit hervor ragenden Fotos ergänzt.
    Ich liebe Deine schriftstellerischen Arbeiten. Dir und Russell alles Liebe und Gute . Bleibt vor allen Dingen gesund.
    Alle Lieben Wünsche für ein friedliche erlebnisreiches Jahr
    Dein Arno

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    • Lieber Arno,
      wenn ich mich hinsetze, um zu schreiben, unterhalte ich mich einfach mit meinen Lesern. Die alltäglichen, normalen Aktivitäten und Gefühle zu erhöhen, fällt mir leicht. Der liebe Gott schenkte mir diese Gabe. Dafür bin ich dankbar.
      Ich denke, Du schreibst erhabene Worte und kannst das Gleiche tun. Du hast auch ein Geschenk mit Fotografie. Vielleicht solltest Du einfach versuchen, aus Deinem Herzen zu schreiben und Gespräche mit anderen über einen Blog zu führen. Denk an Hobbys und Dinge, die Du liebst und tust, und beschreib sie anderen! Ich schätze Deine guten Wünsche. Das Gleiche gilt für Dich in dieser Welt von heute. Friede sei mit Dir und Deiner Familie. Liebe Grüße
      Deine Mary Ann ox


  5. R Nemecek says:

    A nice reminder to appreciate the simple and beautiful things around us.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. balroop2013 says:

    Nice musings! 😀 lovely pictures. Thanks for the fun Mary Ann.

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    • Balroop, thank you for your kind comment on my musings. I am so happy the post was fun for you. Also, your comment about the pictures is much appreciated. I have to note that I love your poetry. Be well. Enjoy the weekend. oxox ❤ ❤

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  7. Array says:

    Thanks for inspiring us, Mary Ann… “Life is full of opportunities. Seize the moments and
    enjoy others in your life. Surprises and rewards abound.” All we have to do is look and listen… ❤ Have a blessed and beautiful weekend, my friend!

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