Monday, February 06, 2006


white noise:

first significant snow in Detroit so far this winter. i live at a fairly busy intersection and keep my shades down most of the time, but i have recently discovered that i have a pavlovian response to the following "snow sounds":

1. the thick sound of cold, dry wind blowing snow against my windows

2. the "beep beep beep" of a plow backing up

i find these sounds remarkably comforting, i think because when i was growing up in maine these were the sounds of "no school." if i heard snow blowing against my windows during the night, there was at least a 50% chance of getting, at rock bottom, a 90 minute delay. if i heard the plow backing up outside in the middle of the night, i was most certainly sleeping in.


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