Friday, May 28, 2010

This is What I Learned...

(...while jogging on windy days.)

Wind does not whisper in deciduous trees or long grass or fields (or gardens) of flowers. Instead it says, "Shhhh...", which--as I've told any number of Primary children--is as noisy as speaking. While it does not involve vocal cords, it does involve noise. It is true that you can make a relatively quiet "shh..." or a much louder "shh...", but either way, there is sound involved.

A whisper, on the other hand, involves NO vocal cords; and your lips, teeth, tongue, and jaw make no harsh popping, grating, or, well, shushing noises. Because THAT, my friends, is the definition of whispering. By definition, a whisper is quiet.

The wind whispers in evergreen trees.

And now you know.


Amy said...

you are beautiful.

Jessica said...

You are so thoughtful... I do not particularly love wind. Usually it is much too noisy.