Sunday, February 24, 2013

Random Morning Thoughts

I had a dream.  I know that's a pretty standard statement right?  I don't even remember what the dream was about.  But I do remember laying in bed with my eyes closed fighting against time, pretending and trying to fool myself into thinking if I don't open my eyes I won't have to get up and start my day, just yet anyway.  And during that illusion of granduer I had a random (or maybe not so random as I can't remember the context of the dream) thought about babies and what they must feel like or rather think when they cry for the very first time. 

I mean, everything is muffled in the womb so aside from the harsh brightness of the florescent lights in their face when they are born, what must they think when they hear their own cries for the first time?  Is it scary to them?  Cause it's pretty loud in our own heads when we speak out loud and we're used to those sounds.  Does it hurt them?  I mean loud noises hurt my head from time to time.  Is it startling to them and thus causes them to keep crying making it worse on themselves? 

And then I thought about the defeaning sound of silence and how great it would be to be locked in a sound proof room (but only for a little while because if I was stuck in there for too long, I'd probably go crazy).  Do you think you'd actually be able to hear the blood flow through your circulatory system particularly in your head and ears?  What does silence really sound like?? 

I should probably start taking recreational drugs if these are the thoughts I have sober.  I think I'd be easily entertained. 


  1. I dont know about the baby crying, but the sound proof room actually exists "Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the acoustic chamber is comprised of 3.3-foot-thick fiberglass acoustic wedges, double walls of insulated steel and foot-thick concrete, which enables it to be 99.99 per cent sound absorbent with a decibal rating of −9.4 dBA. Any sounds below the threshold of 0 dBA is undetectable by the human ear. And at such a low decibal level, the environment becomes so disconcerting that people have actually started to hallucinate."

    1. Hmmm, I wonder if they offer vacation packages to moms.... Some sort of all inclusive deal. Sounds dreamy.

  2. I know that feeling; if I just keep my eyes shut I don't have to start my morning of asking kids 3 times to get dressed, brush teeth etc. I don't have to open my mouth. I can pretend I'm asleep:)