Five Minute Friday:Loud

I take part in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. For this Challenge we:

  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back to The Gypsy Mama’s blog . (And don’t forget to invite others to join in the challenge – will you join me?)
  3. Visit the other person who linked up before you and encourage them.

This week’s prompt is: Loud

At times my for tolerance for loud is low:

  • When it is 11pm and I am trying to sleep. I curse the noisemakers in the apartment above me.
  • When I am tired and the shopping centres are abuzz with sound. Christmas shopping seems to be the worst time – and shopping for back to school gear.
  • Trying to raise my voice against the resounding clash of students’ voices. At times like these I wish for a booming voice that can echo through the room.

The are times though, when loud does not bother me:

  • When a classroom of children are eagerly participating in a learning activity.
  • Listening to the sound of my children learning to play their instrument.
  • Hearing the sound of invigorating music while I do my household chores.

What is your tolerance for loud?

26 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday:Loud

  1. Isn’t it amazing how the same level of loud can make us feel so different? Eager children are just as loud as distracted children, but the “loud” feels so much better!!

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  2. I’m not good with loud, though if I am making the noise it is different! It is also easier to be included in the loudness rather than being a stranger to it. Silence can have a ‘loudness’ all of it’s own sometimes too.

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  3. Loud…. ah! In my apartment there is too much noise… and also in this city too… I think I don’t have tolerance anymore… Just I want to be in silent places… Last summer in Devizes, UK, I was surprised so much… It was so beautiful to sleep without any voice and sound and also to wake up in silence except the birds… It was so good for me… Thank you dear Colline, it was interesting posst again… Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

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  4. I usually have solutions for exterior volumes but it’s the voices in my head that are loud… calgon doesn’t always take it away, wine doesn’t always drown them out, sleep… well I can’t sleep because of it. Meditation and music might do the trick.

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  5. Good one. I also remember when a class full of students are preparing for a speech or something it is like music in your ears. But when they are just making a noise it is very irritating

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  6. Makes sense that the tolerance goes up depending on the context. That last one is great for my Saturday mornings. One of my favorite chores is cleaning the bathrooms, not because of the task itself, but because it’s one of the rare times when I can turn up the music LOUD! (My husband and sons don’t like loud music like I do.)

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