listening without hearing

my temporary hearing loss lingers on. i don’t know how people do it. people who have real hearing loss. it’s completely thrown everything off. timing-wise, conversation-wise, perception- and perspective-wise. i dealt with this a bit better over the weekend when nothing was expected of me. but today, trying to function in the world out there, it was really annoying.

people trying to talk to me at work and I either had to pretend that I could hear them (as opposed to pretending i was listening), or simply ask them to repeat themselves and stand closer to me when speaking. it was not the most comfortable situation.

and then after work, an appointment with my therapist who is normally so soft-spoken that she is barely audible to healthier ears. she was kind of enough to speak louder, but i could tell it wasn’t entirely natural for her. which did not diminish her skills as the best listener a person could have. i feel very fortunate to have found her.

i probably should have called in sick for work today, but being sick on sick days is such a waste… don’t you think?

About The Lost Pedestrian

In my wanderings throughout the moments/days/years, I try in earnest to find the mystical within the mundane and the mundane within the mystical, oftentimes confusing one from the other. I have wandered and roamed through many a city, many a town, in a state of wonder and bewilderment, without necessarily going anywhere. I am easily lost, but eventually found. (I am guessing you have just found me). My sincere hope is that you will find Something in this warehouse of thought, memory and false memory, words, numbers, tangents, murmurs, echoes (lots and lots of echoes), voices, dreams, and other paraphernalia.
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