|An ice box is silent, unlike my fridge.|
Because I love cooking, the refrigerator is one of the high-tech products in my home that I appreciate the most. Having said that, it is also the one that I dislike the most.
The problem with my fridge is the noise it makes. It is a constant reminder that I live an industrial existence captivated by conveniences. What if the power goes out?
In the winter of 2006 we had a wind storm of historical proportions that wreaked devastation over a wide area. The power was out for almost a week. It was wonderfully quiet for the duration of the outage, but we did have to eat frozen stuff as it thawed.
The rest of our fridge we turned into an ice box. An ice box is perfectly silent.
Around our home the call of birds and the wind through the tree branches are the loudest things that we normally hear throughout the day. Sometimes you can't even hear that... then the fridge *clicks* on, putting an abrupt chill on our chilling out.
Then, as abruptly as it began, the fridge *clicks*, and falls silent. I can hear the wind off the water, fresh with the spray of ancestral memories.