Feel free to add your own list of favorites.
The best sounds I have ever heard.
-My baby cooing. Our daughter was 9 months old when we adopted her. We spent one month ‘in country’ getting all the formalities done. During
that month, she had the cutest baby coo/sigh !! It was adorable and quiet and gentle. We didn’t have a video camera so I wasn’t able to get it
on tape. The coo/sigh stopped just before we got back here to the USA. I’ll never forget it. It is my #1 favorite sound of all time.
-Absolute silence. Skydiving when I was 18 and 19, I heard absolute silence. After jumping from the plane, the plane flying away, and before the
shoot opens .. not a sound. It’s different from quiet here on earth. I remember saying a few words and those words just carried away in a strange
way and then .. absolute silence again. It was amazing.
-Rain at night. Sleeping in bed in the middle of the quiet night and having rain fall against the roof and hit against the windows. I love it.
Also, reading in the middle of a rainy afternoon and hearing the rain and wind as I’m inside reading quietly by myself. Dunno’ why but it’s
-Niagara Falls. Listening from either the top or at the bottom. The sound of the natural power. It’s awesome.
-Dog happy noises. Cats purr, but dogs make ‘happy noises’. I guess it’s their version of purring. Our stinky ol’ beagle will cuddle up on
me and when I pet her she’ll stretch out, close her eyes, and make happy dog noises.
-Kittens purring. I love it when kittens climb up next to your chin and purr right next to your ears. Of course, they usually end up sticking their
cold nose in your ear
But that’s to be expected and is part of the fun. Kitten purrs! Ticklish and nice.
-Kids playing in a pool in summertime. I liked to sit poolside in the shade and listen to kids playing and splashing in the pool on a summer day.
The carefree sounds of playing and having a great time, without any of life’s headaches makes me happy even though it’s the kids that are having
the great time.
-‘Do you hear what I hear?’. A church full of people on Christmas Eve singing ‘Do you hear what I hear’. I liked being in the church at
night; with it dark and cold outside but lit up and warm inside, and everyone with Christmas anticipation singing this song. I always cried.
-Fighter Jet Afterburners. When I was a kid we lived near Bradley Field in Windsor Locks, CT. We used to go watch the planes taking off and landing.
(there wasn’t much to do around there back in those days … no cable tv, no internet, and we didn’t have much money) The Air Force would
practice with their fighter jets and we kids used to LOVE when they’d kick in those afterburner things on the back. I think the A10s are stationed
-The front door knob turning. I like to hear the front door knob turning right around dinner time every week night. That’s my hubby coming home.
Great sound!! I miss him during the day.
-‘Hey Mom’. I love to hear my daughter say this when I pick her up after school each day. Heck .. I like to hear it when ever she says it. We
wanted children for many, many, many years. And after adopting her she pretty much became my entire world. After suffering through many emotional
childless-Mothers Days … I still melt when she simply says ‘hey mom’.
-A C5 ‘whine’. I like to hear the sound of the C5s whine overhead. For lots of reasons.
-4th of July Fireworks. The bigger the ‘boom’ the better! I like it simply because it’s a very loud celebration of America and it’s great
fun to just cut wild and be loud once in a while.
-Beach sounds. Waves crashing on an empty beach; then pulling back; then crashing again; then pulling back; and so on. Add seagulls and it’s
-Fife and drums. Bag Pipes. Sitars.
-UPS Truck. The sound of the UPS truck stopping in front of our house during the Christmas season. Comeon .. ya’ll know you listen for it and,
when you see a UPS truck coming down your street at Christmas time you secretly hope it stops in front of your house.
-Winter night sounds. On a cold, winter night .. getting ready to sled down a snow covered hill. Listening to the quiet. Listening to the sound of
my boots as the land on the snow. Listening to the snowflakes as they fall on the snow covered ground. Listening to the wind in the bare trees.
It’s so .. bleak and quiet … Poe .. or something. I loved it when I was a kid.
-Hockey skates, sticks, and a frozen puck on the arena ice. Then add 20,000 screaming fans and a generous helping of good ol’ fashioned Broad
Street Bully spectator bloodlust and it makes for a fun afternoon!
-The opening sounds for The Twilight Zone. I love the old black and white episodes.
-City sounds. When I’m in the mood (and when I’m able) - walking in the city and hearing all the humanity.
-Beer pouring and foaming. I used to like beer. Not like a sot .. not that kind of ‘like’
But I used to like tasting different beers.
My favorite – Appenzeller in Switzerland. Anyways, I like the sound of the beer pouring and foaming. Yes, you can hear it if you listen. It’s
frustrating because I can’t have any anymore. But I still like the sound. Some kind of psychological Pavlovian response or something, I’m sure.
- Leaves. Rustling leaves on trees in a summer wind or during the fall when the wind brings them down in a colorful rain. The sound the make in the
trees and the sound the fall leaves make when they make it to the ground. Then the sound of crunching leaves as you walk on them on the sidewalk
while trick or treating. The sound of the leaves when (as a kid) you jump in a pile you raked. It crinkles around your ears and under you.
- Bacon. The sound of bacon sizzling. Probably another pavlovian response. yum.