Night Sounds- Actually Listening to Nature

This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook

Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed

Today’s quote is from Albert Einstein

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

When was the last time you listened to nature? Most of are stopped in our tracks when we see a glorious sunset, a rainbow or even a tornado or hurricane. When we are distracted by our sense of sight, the sound track of nature is only an accompaniment. Today, I plan to give you some nature to actually LISTEN to.

What you are hearing in the back ground is a recording I got by placing my Zoom H2N digital audio recorder on a guardrail on a road near my home. It is taking a 360 degree image of the area. The night sounds are amazing. Take the time to really listen and sense what is actually going on.

Usually we hear night sounds as a single massive sound that is just in the background. There are many components and patterns to these sounds, and closing your eyes and really listening for a while can be very rewarding.

I will warn you, that two cars pass, one in each direction, and while it seems it is going to get too loud, I have placed a limiter on them to keep it from getting overwhelming. Still, if you are listening in headphones, it can be pretty intimidating. See if you are tough enough to hang in there as you hear the cars getting closer and louder, and then as they subside.

Please, please take the time to listen, really listen to nature, and all the world around you.

The Expected Final Quote:

“One learns more from listening than speaking. And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.”

Thor Heyerdahl

I’ll stop talking now and give you the opportunity to hear the night sounds. Some will listen for a moment or two and won’t see the use of this exercise. Many just can’t still their mind long enough to do something that doesn’t have a quick return benefit they can see up front.

There there are others however, that are capable of opening up their minds to new things, exploring if you will, and they are the ones who can discover great riches of a kind most of the world will never see. Enjoy the serenade!


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