5 Minute Friday: LISTENJune 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Listen, Uncategorized | 6 Comments
It’s 12:00 midnight where Lisa-Jo Baker is, so she’s posted the word for the week; it’s not quite midnight here but I’m jumping in anyway! For those of you who’d like to play along, what we do is take the word for the week and write…no editing, no backtracking, just brainstorm.
Click on Lisa’s button above for this week’s page and all of the links of everyone else who joins in.
Now it’s time for me to stop thinking about how to do this – and time for me to START:
What do you hear?
I hear my iPod. I’m listening to Barry Manilow singing, “If I Should Love Again.”
I hear the noises of the night here in my home. My teenage son is in his bed and has his radio on; he claims he can’t go to sleep without it. I hear the television downstairs; my husband is watching one of his shows. I hear the dog outside; I just put her out and already she wants back in.
But if I stop, there is a small, small voice inside of me.
It’s the memory of everyone I’ve ever listened to.
Sometimes I can hear my brother teasing me; there were only two of us growing up and we took turns teasing each other and being mean to each other and being best friends.
Sometimes I can hear my mom in the kitchen; I can hear her voice telling me to wake up and get ready for school.
I can barely remember my dad’s voice. He died in 1991. I wish I could remember the sound of his voice. I can remember some of the things he used to tell me but my memory of the sound of his voice is going away and that makes me sad.
I want to listen better to my husband; to my son. Life is precious. My husband has lived with kidney cancer for six years; that’s incredible. I record him on the camera and the video recorder, so that we can always remember the sound of his voice. I want to remember hearing him forever.
I love listening to him telling me that he loves me; I love listening to my son telling me he loves me and that I’m the best mom in the whole wide world.
Now I’m listening to Kermit the Frog singing “The Rainbow Connection” on my iPod.