Symphony of Noise

September 30, 2011

I hate car alarms.  My neighbor to the south has a car alarm that honks loudly, and repeatedly, when it is activated.

I hate loud motorcycles.  My neighbor to the north has one that rattles my windows when he drives past.

When the motorcycle drives past the car alarm, the resulting cacophony gives the impression of sound terrorist leaving a path of annoyance as he moves through town.

But after listening to this happen 3 or 4 times, I’m starting to appreciate the cause-and-effect symmetry of one noisy device consistently activating another noisy device.  I won’t call it poetic, but there is a certain chaotic resonance that jars you out of your daily monotony.  It makes me appreciate that there are forces around me beyond my control.

It’s still annoying, though.