day 2627: Sounds We Do And Don’t Like

“And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of mighty ocean waves or the rolling of loud thunder. It was like the sound of many harpists playing together.”

Electric cars have become so quiet now that they pose a threat to pedestrians.  I know this first hand as I have been almost hit by a Prius and Tesla.  The cars are so quiet that the manufacturers are now looking to add sound back into the cars.  As they do this, they are having to consider what sounds both drivers and pedestrians want to hear.  Why not just car sounds?  Not sure, but others are being tested.  The Sonic Humanism Spectrum says that the worst sounds are; scream of pain, nails on a chalkboard, microwave beeping and credit card reader.  The sounds most appealing are; baby laugh, birdsong, applause, orchestra tuning and wind chimes.  What this tells me is that we have to be sensitive to the sounds we make. With both our voices, our music, our animations and even something we think has little impact, like our on-hold recordings.  It all matters and it all adds up to what is liked or not liked about us and our companies.

God’s Word tells us about many sounds we can expect, but none will be better than when we hear the sounds that God tells us will come when it is the time that He returns.  Until then, we are to provide to others the sounds of Him to all those around us.  Today, that might be word of encouragement, the clap of appreciation, the hum of a song or the whistle of job well done.  We can, if we choose, be the sounds that others find good to hear.

Reference: Revelation 14:2 (New Living Translation)