Colored Noise

I am sitting in a waiting room, waiting for new tires to be mounted on my car. I tried to work on both of my current projects, but it just wasn’t happening. The problem is the TV yapping on the wall. Some people can work with extraneous noise, but I am not one of them. I have a new book to read, so maybe I will try that.
Don’t ask me why, but this brings up the question of color and noise. Where did white noise get that nomenclature? Are there other colors associated with different types of noise?
Well, it turns out there are other colors of noise. I did not know this. For instance, there is pink noise, red noise (also called Brownian for the man who identified it) and grey noise. One has something to do with halving and doubling the frequency, one with inverted frequency, etc. etc., all terms that would take a scientist to really digest and explain well, and that certainly isn’t me. I just think it’s cool to think in terms of color (sight) when talking about hearing.
My grandsons are coming soon, and I just realized how definitely NOT childproofed my new house is. Oh My Goodness. There will have to be some serious shifting of ‘stuff’ before they get here. The youngest (almost a year old) is crawling at something close to the speed of light, which will leave me in the dust. If there is a choice between ‘older but wiser’ and ‘older and slower,’ evidently I took the latter option. It has been over a week since I twisted my ankle hiking, and it still hurts, sadly reminding me of how much longer I take to heal as I get older.
Speaking of which, Buddha had a wonderful saying that included gracefully letting go of the things that weren’t meant for you. Healing and letting go are so often entangled, aren’t they? Have a good week everyone.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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