Distinguishing Music from Noise

Joan Winifred

(a) distinguishable difference between the flying…

airplanes

and

birds

airplanes make a lot of noise

birds make a lot of music:)

[an obvious truth?, uh-huh joanie;)] (arriving at a destination/place faster via flying)…yet

Noise pollution, unwanted or excessive sound that can have deleterious effects on human health and environmental quality. Noise pollution is commonly generated inside many industrial facilities and some other workplaces, but it also comes from highway, railway, and airplane traffic and from outdoor construction activity.

Noise is more than a mere nuisance. At certain levels and durations of exposure, it can cause physical damage to the eardrum and the sensitive hair cells of the inner ear and result in temporary or permanent hearing loss.

In addition to causing hearing loss, excessive noise exposure can also raise blood pressure and pulse rates, cause irritability, anxiety, and mental fatigue, and interfere with sleep, recreation, and personal communication. Noise pollution control is therefore of importance in the workplace and in the community. Noise-control ordinances and laws enacted at the local, regional, and national levels can be effective in mitigating the adverse effects of noise pollution. [excerpted: Encyclopedia Britannica “Noise Pollution”]

Noise is unwanted sound judged to be unpleasant, loud or disruptive to hearing. From a physics standpoint, noise is indistinguishable from sound, as both are vibrations through a medium, such as air or water. The difference arises when the brain receives and perceives a sound.[1][2] [excerpted: Wikipedia “noise”]

Birds benefit us…in many wellness ways. Here in FL we enJOY so many distinctive birds/songs in my own neighborhood…i LOVE their music!:)

Our lives, generally speaking, can be filled with so much “NOISE” from various big/loud sources…big media, big internet, big business, big religion, big government, big family, big you name it…etc…(that could quickly cause us (fly us) to arrive at a mind aka way of thinking destination or decision, etc)

is excessive noise exposure damaging our sensitivity to the melodious ring of truth?!

When birds mature, it is usually the male of the species that sings. He does so particularly during mating season to mark his territory or to attract a mate. Each of the thousands of species of birds has its own language, so to speak, and this helps the females identify mates of their own species.

Birds sing mainly in the early morning and at sunset, and for good reason. There is less wind and background noise at those times. Researchers have discovered that the songs of birds carry up to 20 times better in the morning and in the evening than they do in the middle of the day.

While males are most often the singers, both males and females utter a variety of calls, or short bursts of sound, that have distinct meanings. Chaffinches, for instance, have a vocabulary of nine different calls. They utter one type of call to warn of a threat from the air—such as a patrolling bird of prey—but emit a different call to warn of a threat approaching from the ground.

The instinctive wisdom of birds is certainly impressive. But when it comes to communication skills, humans are much more impressive. God has made humans “wiser than even the flying creatures of the heavens,” says Job 35:11. Unique to humans is the ability to convey abstract, complex thoughts and ideas through sounds produced by the vocal cords or by gestures. [excerpted: God’s Wisdom Evident In Nature w08]

Do birds have the capacity to lie?! i don’t think so. Birds don’t sing fake songs, eh?

“If any one of you is lacking in wisdom,” says the Bible writer James, “let him keep on asking God, for he gives generously to all and without reproaching; and it will be given him.”—James 1:5.

“How Are You Affected?”

“How are you affected when you listen to the beautiful singing of a bird or to a child learning to utter his first words? Do you perceive God’s wisdom in the things he has made?” [excerpted ?’s w08]

Singing like a bird(?) (aka telling the truth to myself & Others)

3/22/17@8:22 p.m.