Issue 04 / Exploring Joy, Reimagining Resilience
Sounds of Joyful Resilience
7 min reading time
7 min read
Sound makes us feel Things.
The high-pitched screech of tires skidding to a halt startles us. The soft cooing of a happy infant melts us. The dominating rumble of a powerful waterfall overwhelms us.
Sound is ephemeral and ever moving, making it a particularly interesting piece of our physical environment and emotional landscape. Most other sensory features of reality are persistent and tangible, with color, shape, size, and texture; allowing for our analysis by simply staying in one place.
Sound is different. It can flow, pierce, soothe, and warn but never endure for more than a few seconds. It is fleeting. And yet, sound moves us. And it may even build joyful resilience within us.
We asked a few Joneses to think about their personal connections to joyful resilience and translate that into sound. Here's some of what they shared with us.