feel free to steal if james lipton ever asks
  1. the indistinct murmur, heard through the wall, of parents talking while they take their nightly bath
  2. the specific nighttime pre-sleep breathing of a person you love when your head is on their chest and your ear is over their heart
  3. anyone you like or love laughing
  4. the quiet of a familiar forest on a sunny day
  5. the tinny voices of streamed podcasts late at night when you're alone and think there might be ghosts in the house
  6. rain on the window
  7. safe fires
  8. that song you love
  9. a dinner party from the other room, especially if you're a child and supposed to be sleeping