Today I sat in a coffee shop. The noise, I could not make sense of, distracting and taking away from the work in front of me. Vowels and sounds escaping in the air, mouths moving, but I could not piece together a full sentence to understand.
In sweetness, I remembered that my distraction of noise could be turned off with a mere switch, silence was an action of simply taking out my technological dependency and setting them on the table.
Surrendering up what I lean on everyday is not easy, it leaves me vulnerable and without a crutch. Without my hearing aids, an approaching friend and a friendly stranger is unknown to me. It leaves me to appear a fool as though I’m lost in my own little bubble of ignorance. I do not look up at my name being called; only a tap brings me out of my present state. Mouths move but I am left to focus on my task before me.
This occurrence leaves me to check on which other things do I lean on that is of my own accord? What is in my life that keeps me in noise and my ears filled with chaos to consistently look away? What are the things that I need to lay out on the table?