This summer, I have captured some wonderful pictures of life around me on my phone. As I look back on them, they remind me of some precious moments that my mind may have already forgotten.
Recently, I have found myself using my phone to capture moments in another way. Using the Voice Memo app on my phone, I have been making audio recordings of life around me.
The other day on my walk, I walked past a stream that runs alongside the road. That day, there was water running in the stream and it was making the most wonderful babbling sound. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and stopped to record about 30 seconds of it.
Last week, I was reading on my patio. The sprinkler was running, watering my perennial garden a short distance away. Again, I pulled out my phone and recorded the sound of the sprinkler. When I went back and listened to it, I also heard birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance.
I have also recorded the morning rain from my front porch swing and the sound of my dog snoring as she slept on my lap. Each recording I make is short and very unique, just like a picture.
What will I do with these recordings? Probably nothing more than go back and listen to them once in awhile, the way I look at those pictures.
But they will also bring back good memories of a time when I stopped and slowed down to listen to life around me.
Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful opportunity to capture this moment of life.