Julia’s Place presents this week’s 100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups. The prompt this time is Silence.
What, indeed. I am tired of asking people to repeat themselves, of missing conversations and movie dialogue. Anyway, losing my hearing reminds me of old people. I know I am completely biased and unfair, but that’s how it feels. I long feared this might happen, as my parents and their parents experienced auditory losses. I just never expected hearing loss at this age. I want to scream at the unfairness of it all.
Then I think about Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony, which he composed in complete silence.
From what possible universe does my self-pity come?