The sound of the falling rain makes me calm. Drops hit leaves and fall down on the forrest floor while crickets sing their song. Their sound only occasionally silenced by a gush of wind. I imagine ancient strong trees firmly rooted in the jungle soil. The rain grows stronger, then subsides again. I feel safe and sound in my bed, adventurous at the same time. ‘Out there’.
The fact that I have a speaker in every room of my house certainly adds to the dramatic effect. I can walk from my living room, to the corridor, to my bedroom, the rain does not fade, crickets are everywhere. It’s amazing what a Spotify playlist with nature sounds and some speakers can do..