WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS EXPLICIT CORNY-NESS
(Both subtle cornyness and blatant cornyness)
Tough assignment, although the blind hike idea sounded great. Butler, however, had already decided he didn't want to participate in sound photography. And Bagman was angry at me because he had gone to great lengths to dress up like Julie Andrews in Sound of Music and I thought he was Debbie Reynolds. So I had to go alone.
Afterwards, sitting on my porch, bruised from head to toe from walking around in a blindfold, I looked at my backyard. It was a beautiful sunny day. But it was totally quiet.
But I began to concentrate less on what I saw...
...than what I heard.
Although it is winter, I heard a few birds chirping in various trees.
Then, from the house across the pond, I heard my neighbor's leaf blower.
A gust of wind came up and leaves rustled in trees and the wind chime rang.
I jumped up with excitement! This is great! I need to run downtown and see what Charleston sounds like! I asked Bagman to come but he was listening to "The Sounds of Silence" on his iPod. I gave him the thumbs up and said, "Sonny and Cher?"
BAGMAN (Glaring back): "Simon and Garfinkle, you idiot!"
Ignoring him, I headed downtown.
and I didn't even have to close my eyes
I'm sorry...I can't go on. By the time I had wasted so much time going down this slapstick road, there was no turning back. I was buried in photoshop layers and didn't know how to get out.
But as I was looking for stuff, I did find one old photo that did seem to personify a picture of sound...not city sound...just sound.
So here it is...and I'm going back to bed.