Friday, April 6, 2012
Classical music plays in the background, Johann Strauss II, to be precise. The melody is a nice distraction from the random hums, rings, and gentle bangs heard throughout the house. Normally I don't mind. The sounds are welcomed, comforting almost. But today the slightest sound that I myself didn't make or invite irritates me. The noises grate at my nerves and I wonder why is there so much noise? Why can I hear the sounds of living so clearly? I turn up the volume to the stereo and try to drown out the symphony of life playing so loudly around me.