at the river's edge
only the dove hears
© petra domina
Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on
Listening to others has always been important to me. It has been easy to ask a couple of questions and folks will talk. A sense of ease and for the most part a lack of judgement were sure fire soil for a 'talking garden'. A place where privacy was respected, joys and sorrows shared. The aging process is making it more difficult for me to hear not to mention listen. After a few years of working next to a refrigerator sized CPU I am left with tinnitus. With aging ears if there is any other sound in the room, forget it. I will not be able to understand most words. The world needs listeners at times even more than answers. Just knowing your voice has been heard . . . somehow that is enough to heal.