Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Listening

I've been feeling as if I've lost my voice lately. In this space, as well as out and about in the world. I find that I have things swirling around inside, but the words and the space to share them are not there.

Fittingly, I'm losing my actual voice as well. My allergies are kicking in, and my voice is weak and scratchy.

Being voiceless can be very disempowering. And in many ways right now I do feel disempowered. Out of control. Unable to speak safely.

But an advantage to being voiceless is that it forces one to LISTEN more.

I'm listening.

What will I hear?

6 comments:

Maddy said...

I'm sorry to hear about that. Oddly enough this is the first time I've ever had allergies and they're pretty dire, although they haven't affected my voice or throat just my eyes.

I'll be interested to hear what you hear!

kaye said...

I agree with Maddy--keep us posted on the things you hear. I've missed your voice.

Furrow said...

That's a familiar feeling to me. I like the way you're looking at it, though. I hope you hear some wonderful things.

Kyla said...

I hope you find the words and can share it with us in time. Thinking of you!

Karen said...

I hope your listening time is fruitful. I hope you find safe harbor for your words and thoughts. They are valuable.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm looking for mine too. Perhaps our voices went on a road trip somewhere. That's my hope, at least.

They'll be back. I have faith.