Today I have been thinking about … listening.
I listen to a whole lot of things I don’t want to hear these days.
The news is probably the worst. I yell at the radio while politicians make shopping list of guns in the same breath as they list thousands they will no longer help.
I love my children, but in all their waking hours, it’s a constant torrent of ‘Mummy? Mummy?’
At church, sometimes the music is truly divine. Other times, not so much.
In the corner shop, I stand silent, shocked at the lack of compassion for people two streets away, two continents away.
Still, I would give you my eyes before I gave you my ears.
Music, spoken word, laughter, true conversation, ideas zinging around a room.
And sometimes, it is just as important to listen to the silence.