The Word: Susurrus


Susurrus. noun
A whispering or rustling sound
~~ Merriam-Webster


Autumn leaves. A fast moving stream. A hidden waterfall. A possum in the treetops, or the wind among the branches. A hot shower in the morning. A mother soothing her child. Rain on the roof. Waves breaking over rocks. Hushed conversation. Snooping under the Christmas tree. Hawaiian skirts on hula hips. Inside a crowded theatre, a discreetly opened packet of chips. A beaded curtain swaying. Her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. The murmured “I love you” between vows.


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