I have been sitting on my balcony tonight and I listened to the sound of the cicadas! It is constant!! To me, they sound really happy. But, it is amazing how many of my non-Turkish friends living here, find it irritating. For me, it emphasizes the fact that I am living in a hot, exotic country.
It’s like hearing the birds sing in an English garden; it’s music to the ear. You can never see the cicadas, or, at least, very rarely, but you always know they are there. The only time I have heard them go silent was when we had an earthquake in the middle of the night last summer. In fact, every creature was silent. I knew it was okay to go back into my apartment when they started their cicada song again.
I just felt I had to share this little thought with you all.