SoCS — Cacophony

This week, Linda G. Hill has given us the word “loud, or a word that means loud, as the focus for our Stream of Consciousness Saturday posts.

Megaphone I know that most of you who read my blog with any regularity would believe me to be a liberal person. And you’d be right when it comes to politics and social matters. But when it comes to everyday life, I’m actually a rather conservative fellow.

I don’t wear loud clothes. I don’t turn the volume up to 11 when I listen to music, although I do turn the volume on the TV pretty loud for shows that don’t have closed captions because my hearing sucks — probably because, in my youth, I used to turn the volume up to 11 on my stereo with my headphones on.

I don’t like loud restaurants because the clamorous ambient noise makes it hard for me to hear what others are saying, so I will occasionally nod my head and smile, hoping that doing so is an appropriate response for whatever everyone else is talking about.

For that same reason, I don’t like to go to loud parties. And the cacophony of noises on the street, be they fire, police, or ambulance sirens, or the sounds of passing buses and trucks, drive me crazy.

So deep down inside, while I may sometimes be loudly outspoken on my blog, I’m actually a very quiet man who rarely shouts or yells and who very much prefers peace and quiet to loud and boisterous.

And that’s one of the aspects of blogging that I love. I can write loudly without making a sound.

15 thoughts on “SoCS — Cacophony

  1. Paula Light December 14, 2019 / 8:02 am

    A long time ago a man told me I was much sweeter in person than he expected from my online personality. Well. He learned.

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  2. anitashope December 14, 2019 / 8:39 am

    Yes I agree with the noise of a restaurant and how the clatter messes up you ability to hear clearly.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. shail December 14, 2019 / 9:27 am

    I can relate to most of what you have written here. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. J-Dub December 14, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    I like that about blogging too. Oh the satisfaction to write loudly without making a sound.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JoAnna December 14, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    This makes perfect sense to me. Liberal in my beliefs, conservative in my behavior, and often can’t hear the person talking next to me in a noisy room. Maybe I should learn to read lips. Nah, I’ll just nod politely, then go to the powder room or outside to get some air.

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  6. leigha66 December 15, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    There is a certain freedom in blogging that lets you yell a little without making a sound…good post!

    Liked by 1 person

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