For the past several weeks, there’s been a bullfrog serenading all night long next to the pond by the deck. Judging by the sound of his voice, he’s a well-tempered, happy sort of fellow, with a discerning taste in music. He makes up such lovely tunes. You can hear him clearly all over the house – even on the second floor! And when he stops to munch a bug or catch his wind, the silence is deafening. It’s amazing how accustomed you get to hearing his voice. I have caught a glimpse of him during the day and he is so tiny compared to his voice! I hope that he finds a mate soon and produces lots of tadpoles. Then I’ll blog about them too. Listening to him reminds me of a book I ran across in Denver called The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause.
It’s about the natural soundscapes of our world and how they have formed the framework for our own musical expression. It looks like a great book and I’m eager to read it. One of the things I love so much about creation is it’s never silent. It’s always joyful and exuberant, noisy, full of life. I hope you have a chance to experience music in your world this week.
Blessings to you,