Sounds can be the most annoying in the world or a way to transform a mood, a day, a week. Music will do it. (This link in particular will reduce me to a joyous puddle every single time.) A voice mail with good news. (You got that job? You’re going to be a grandparent?) A raucous mockingbird going off. (Like the one across the street from us.)
One of my college art teachers said that I was fixated on bright colors at the expense of subtlety. 40+ years later, nothing much has changed.