I do a lot of listening. What I hear....
Nigella Lawson... I listened to her velvety voice this morning. She was discussing her newest cookbook and simple recipes for the holidays on NPR. Oh, but she could have been explaining the intricacies of rewiring a toaster oven or unplugging the kitchen sink and it would have sounded just as provocative. She has that kind of voice. The kind that makes me want to ensconce myself in the kitchen with every kind of rich and wonderful ingredient I can find and produce the richness of flavor her voice evokes. I want to be like Nigella. Not that I ever could be. But in my next life, I'll come back as Nigella Lawson, wielding my lusty voice like a bottle of white truffle oil. For now, I'll put her newest cookbook on my wishlist.
Coventry Carol...My partner loves this song. It is quite enchanting and my son is learning to play it on the piano. Its beguiling tune fills the house each afternoon, invoking a pause in my household activities to listen.
Typing... My typing. I have a large and cumbersome final project to finish before this Thursday. My fingers have typed up 25 pages of a psychology analysis so far and many more are slated for today.
Whipping... What I want to hear: the whipping up of butter and sugar for holiday baking and the chattering of my family during the holiday season. It's what I love about this time of year. Soon, I tell myself. When my homework is finished and my college quarter is complete.
What do you hear?