Seriously, cars are noisy. Ugly noisy.
I have a car that is a year old~ and it drives pretty smoothly (or at least it should). But, when I push that button that automatically rolls down the window~ there’s a very awful, low and slow ruuummmm ruuuummmm that is constant. It gets louder when it slows down at a stoplight and has a different kind of loud when it speeds up. Then you hear every zoom of the car that passes you by. I hear it from a short distance away, then as it creeps up to me, the rude blaring hum (really, I can’t describe it) overtakes every other noise and then it fades away like a mean joke.
Having the window rolled down brings on this sudden sounds that is so different from when the windows are up. It sounds so heavy~ so very heavy and then somehow I feel the weight of it, like I’m being pushed right down to the hot, sticky asphalt. Then I start to worry, “Is that sound normal? I can’t tell if that’s how a ‘healthy’ car sounds…(then a series of paranoia follows) it better be a normal sound even though I think it sounds god-awful…if it’s not, sh*t, it’s going to cost a lot of money to fix it…but really, it’s a new car, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with it…”
Is there a “dislike” button that I can push with this obnoxious sound?
Enough with that sound!
Off with the hearing processor!
Within seconds, a floating feeling overcomes me, the car is now gently sailing smooth seas. I am quickly aware of the beauty of a busy street~ people are walking obliviously in their own world, the spring sun shines it’s yellow rays, and the colors of the flowers on the trees are blossoming. I hadn’t noticed any of this until I silenced my world. Zip, in a matter of seconds.