So, a good friend’s mom was purging some old cd’s and I got first pick the other day.
I was mostly looking for music that would appeal to Andrew; that would soothe, stimulate, and engage him at home or in the car.
There was a wide variety to choose from; classical, soft rock, even some compilations of popular numbers from well-known musicals. I also happened upon a cd entitled “The Soothing Sounds of the Rainforest,” and snatched it up; Lord knows this family could benefit from some soothing sounds every once in a while.
Tuesday afternoon, while driving to Andrew’s physical therapy appointment, Ian saw the stack of cd’s and asked if he could pick one out to play in the car. I said sure and he ended up choosing the Rainforest one. We put it in the cd player and listened as the “soothing sounds” filled the car:
A pleasant yet subtle symphony of exotic birds, chirping in the tree tops, their tiny beaks paying homage to nature in joyous harmony .
A soft wind gently caressing the luscious green leaves of environmentally sacred plants and flowers as they danced in unison to the aforementioned bird song.
A child being tortured, yelling out in pain for it’s mother to come save him from the clutches of some wild-eyed jungle baboon who has kidnapped him and is forcing him to pick rainforest-sized bugs off it’s
rainforest-sized baboon butt.
The serenity was replaced with a series of hot flashes, heart palpitations, a desperate desire to rescue this forsaken child, and a sudden, intense, urge to pee my pants as a rush of water filled the tiny speakers of the car.
Now, I may sometimes take creative liberty when I write on this blog, you know, to make it more entertaining for you, so I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that I was full of crap.
Which is why I recorded a portion of what we heard so that you too can experience the “Soothing Sounds of the Rainforest.
I’m afraid to listen to the rest, especially track #4, which is entitled, “Soothing Sounds of the Rainforest Predators Feasting Upon Their Prey, or track #11, “Soothing Sounds of the Ginormous Rainforest Spiders Crawling on Unassuming and Stupid Tourists.