366 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 124
The little things
Describe a little thing — one of the things you love that
defines your world but is often overlooked.
One of the things that I love most is silence. I don’t think people understand how important it is to me or how it defines me. And when I say silence, I mean external silence. I am highly sensitive to noise and the only external noise that does not bother me is the sound of a fan. That actually just becomes white noise that blends in with my surroundings. I can tolerate other noise – hums of cars going by on the road, birds singing, and even dogs barking, so long as they are large dogs and not little yappy dogs. All other noise disturbs me and some even causes me to become irritable.
So why do I love external silence so much? Because there is constant noise going on inside my head. If it isn’t the constant buzzing of my own inner voice, then it is other voices. I attribute these to my muses, my animus, spirit guides and others. About 55-60% of the time, my head is filled with inner noise. The only time it is not is when I have headphones on watching a movie or listening to music, but the headphones have to be on. If I am watching a movie or listening to music without the headphones on, they become background noise and the voices take over. Some would probably say that I am schizophrenic and maybe that is true. It has not been one of my mental illness diagnoses though. Only psychosis with extreme depression has been diagnosed for me, and that is when I hear dark voices.
This is why I prefer to be up at night and why I write better at night. I can hear my muses and animus without all of the external noise going on. Once everyone else wakes up and tvs get turned on and a lot of traffic outside starts up, I’d just as soon be in bed with earplugs in and sleeping.
How about you, dear readers? What little thing do you love that is often overlooked? Share your thoughts with me in comments.