All in Listening

It was not scary, just sharp and insistent and a haunting. It rat-a-tat-tatted, too, like a little snare drum staccato or the sound of someone (or maybe an owl) with a profound stutter.

Floating up from the beach are numerous sounds like a symphony orchestra. The boats and jet skis are pounding the surf like a steady drum beat. The laughter and screams of joy from children are the trill of the flutes.