Noises off

It is hardly ever quiet here; currently the eldest is making a constant stream of unproductive and meaningless noise, whilst the dog growls low under his breath before bursting intermittently into frenzied barking. The cause of the dog’s ire is a nonchalant cat strolling on the street.  In the case of the daughter, it is a frustrated creative urge.

I remember, once, about a week ago,  everything was quiet and I could hear the fire crackling in the grate. Now that is one of life’s great sounds.

As I finish this short post, a pneumatic drill kicks into action up the road, the daughter breaks into operatic aria and the dog stares out of the window, down the road, just waiting…



Posted on December 8, 2012, in Be not idle, Children, Dogs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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