18/52 – Noise
One of the Doodle’s favourite activities is to lead a marching band around our house or backyard.
Gramma sent her home last summer with a box full of musical instruments and the drum is the most coveted object of all children who step over the threshold into our house.
Bang, bang, bang. Clatter, clatter, clatter. And lots of cheering and clapping.
If you’re lucky, you won’t have to be in the parade. You will be delegated to the sidelines and be assigned spectator duties. Your job is solely to shout loudly and clap and bestow lots of whooping and hollering upon those creating the musical parade. The spectators form the Doodle’s own personal laugh track. It’s applause on demand. Pure cacophony.
A parade is joyous and exuberant. And not exactly the quietest activity around these parts.