The Great White Noise

Not all sounds that people go to sleep or relax to are natural. There are those people who fall asleep to the sound of a refrigerator, fan, air conditioner or even some traffic. I remember going to sleep to the sounds of steady slow traffic. I lived for a while right on a very busy street, after being on a side street for several years. And during hot summer days pre-airconditioning the while of a fan was always close by.

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The Things You Will Find

Because this is a lounge, there will be music. Smooth Jazz, Jazz, World Music, even some Disco (My old college days during the age of Disco). I haven’t forgotten the days of platform shoes and college Friday night dances and my first major concert. The first video:

Sunrises and Sunsets

Isn’t YouTube Amazing? Ask and you will find-lots of nature in all its beautiful forms.

About the videos. All of the ones I have chosen so far are pretty long, and I haven’t had the time to view them in all their glory. But if you have viewed them in full, let me know in the comments what you think of them, and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for more videos.

The Soothing Qualities of Lights-Stars and Candles

Look At The Stars, Look at the Light…..

I also remember when the Natural History Museum got a million dollar renovation for their planetarium and my class went there for a field trip. Looking up at the stars, feeling like I was drawn upwards into the galaxies, as if I was in a middle of a field out in the country looking upward, and feeling very sleepy. For one hour I could pretend I was flying in space and up in the stars. It was midnight and I could see the moon on the other side of the sky. p>Continue reading The Soothing Qualities of Lights-Stars and Candles

The Sounds of Nature (Birds)

The Sounds of Nature (Birds)

Ever wake up to the sound of singing birds, and felt immediately cheered by the sound? You Tube is like opening up a window on a cool summer morning, just before and just after sunrise, before the traffic ramps up. Perhaps this is a country house, but still, it’s before the tractors have revved up, before the cows have left the barn, before the sound of chores have broken the silence. To those mornings. These YouTube Videos are just a sample of what you could hear by just opening a window in the early morning.

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