WASHINGTON – Try to think of the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard.
We’re not talking about a song, or the sound of popping open a can of beer on a Friday night.
We’re talking about sounds that stir your senses and move your soul.
Beautiful Now, a website that encourages people to discover, create, share and discuss beautiful things, hosted a competition to try to find the most beautiful sound on Earth.
Among the 12 finalists picked from hundreds of entries is the relaxing sound of a burbling river in Arizona, the adorable cooing of a mom playing with her baby, and surprisingly, the sound of traffic crossing a bridge in British Columbia.
The winning entry is a recording made at a frog pond in a rain forest on the island of Borneo.
Listening is like taking a mental trip to a faraway “happy place.”