I wondered why. What am I not hearing? Ah! The crickets haven't begun their season yet. No birds are singing either. Too late at night for them.
"Do you think in summer the crickets start in when the birds stop?" Linda thought about it. "Because just from memory it seems like you either hear the one or the other."
She smiled. "I don't know." She put her head back again.
"Is that the train in the distance?"
"I don't know. It sounds like it but it's going on too long isn't it?"
"Well, it's probably a really long train."
I was thinking. "And from here it's like we're over there watching the train go by but at two intersections, not just one."
"Well, say we were sitting in a car at one intersection and the train just started going by." I drew it on the table with my finger. "And we waited till say a hundred cars went by and just before it finished we backed up and drove to an intersection a long ways ahead where the train was just getting to and we sat there and watched it go by again." Linda was staring at me. "Well, that would be the same as us sitting here and listening to it in the distance going past those two intersections."
"Stan-ley!! Can't you just shut that brain down for ten seconds and relax and listen to the silence?!?!"
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Cambridge Keenan lol
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Kathryn Alexander shhhhhhhhhhhh! listen to the silence
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