Lately, I’ve been experiencing a rather interesting phenomenon.  After getting past the blocked ears of my ear infection, and realizing that it wasn’t just imagination, I thought I’d throw it out to see if anyone was experiencing it as well.

I’ll find myself hearing a very faint sound of music, so faint that I can’t even pick out the tune.  When it first started happening, I thought it was just my neighbors’ music muffled by the double paned windows in my house, and I’d just ignore it and go about my business.

But lately, I’ve started looking for the source, and am finding something rather bizarre.  The music I’m hearing is coming from things like the shower as the water falls from the shower head to the bathtub floor; it is also coming from the ceiling fans which turn constantly above my head when the weather is warm.  It might be the various hums my computer makes or something else I’ve, as yet, not identified.

In short, I’m hearing music where music as we typically know it just isn’t there!

It isn’t unpleasant or distracting.  In fact, if anything, it’s rather soothing.

Had it started just prior to my ear infections and ended when my ears cleared, I’d think no more of it, but it started weeks before, and I’m still hearing it today. 

I also seem to be more tuned into all of the birds who are chirping outside my windows.  There seems to be a nest on or near my patio, but even when I look out at a time when the birdsong is loudest, I am unable to spot the actual birds. 

So why am I suddenly tuned into all of the musical sounds around me where I was never so tuned in before?  I’ve always used music as a background when I’m working or playing, so it’s not like I’ve been unaware of it.  It’s the sources which are taking an unusual turn, or which I’m tuning into with greater attention than I ever did before.  Either that, or the birds have some secret code that tells them where to find people who are more likely to listen to their songs.  When they find one, everyone congregates around them and sings their little, birdie lungs out!  Or so it seems around my house lately!

Is there a message in the music?  Am I being asked to just pay closer attention to something?  I guess I’ll just have to do so if I want the answer!

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for a day when I could run my errands and still have energy left over.
2. I am grateful for a return to normalcy (or as normal as my life gets these days!)
3. I am grateful for Summer Solstice, a time to re-commit to my goals and dreams.
4. I am grateful for stories.  May we always appreciate them.
5. I am grateful for quiet nights with a book and my kitties cuddling close by.

Love and light

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