Saturday, July 23, 2011
Day 1 - Hearing
Well anyways....I had dreams based around being kidnapped and no one being able to hear me. My brother, and I, and another brother we never had were taken hostage by these men we were renting an apartment from. I know..... weird. I escaped and couldn't find anyone to tell.....no one would listen. (In an unrelated dream I got to play as an amateur in the first round of the Master's golf tournament). The point is ....we all like to be heard right? We are comforted when someone genuinely gives us their attention and listens. We have a God who is always ready to listen to every concern of our heart and how infrequently do we "cast all our anxieties on Him."?
The other interesting thing I am already noticing this morning is how my vocals are amplified. I imagine this doesn't occur with the truly deaf but every word, hum, wheeze, or clearing of my throat is magnified dramatically in my hearing. Maybe its just I don't have any other inputs registering, so my ears hone in on the inputs it can hear?....I don't know.
I wonder if I'm going to start talking louder?
as I shout at the librarian..."HAS THE BOOK I PUT ON HOLD COME IN YET!?"
Regarding sensitivity.....I didn't think this would happen with the blindfold experiment.....being reliant on hearing.....but now that my hearing has been impaired......I think I will develop super hearing. I have this feeling that maybe our senses need a rest much like our bodies.....enabling them to work more efficiently.
Finally, regarding thanksgiving and gratitude. I am grateful this morning to have some peace and quiet. I'm sure in a couple days.....or likely in a couple hours I will be longing to hear the birds chirping and the crickets singing......but right now I am going to be thankful for the silence. I am going to behave as if I have been given an imperative from the Lord when he spoke to the people of Israel on Mt. Ebal in Deuteronomy 27:9. "Be silent, Danny, and listen! You have now become a man of the Lord your God." .... I hope so.
My brother said he couldn't comment on the blog so if you have had the same difficulty...I apologize.