While growing up in North Carolina years ago I can vividly remember certain sounds that stay with me even today. The sound of a train whistle miles away, blowing at night. The heat radiators in the winter coming alive with their snap crackle and pop sounds. And the Mourning Dove.
As I was sitting in my office this morning, wondering what to write about, I heard outside my window, the call of a mourning dove coming from somewhere in my backyard. I have not heard this sound in many, many years. It is quite distinctive. Upon hearing it this morning, I immediately flashed back 45 years ago to my childhood home, where I often heard this sound.
The plaintive cry of the Mourning Dove this morning brought back great memories. It's funny how a sound, taste, or smell can open the flood gates to your memories. What sounds bring back memories for you? Are they good memories? I will leave you this morning with a short video featuring a Mourning Dove's call, just like the one my new backyard friend is singing right now. Make it a great day!