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i wrote a song… in my mind

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telephonei’m full of paradoxes.  i’m a great listener, but i also don’t hear very well.  ok, maybe not so much a paradox beause listening and hearing are two different things, but they’re related.  i’ll explain.

people come to me sometimes because i’m a good listener.  and i like listening.  i’m definitely a lot better at listening than talking.  it feels weird being on the other side of the conversation and being the one talking while someone else is listening, but i suppose that’s the trait of a good conversationalist is to be able to both listen and talk.

so what’s the paradox?  well, i don’t hear so well.  or, let me rephrase that: i don’t hear certain things well.  i have selective hearing.  i hear what i want to and sometimes i hear what i don’t want to.  my ears automatically have an affinity towards music, so the bad part is, when someone’s talking to me and there’s music going on in the background, no matter how soft, my ear goes straight to the music.  (i apologize for people who may have talked to me while music was on, i probably only heard about 45% of what you said).  it’s not like i don’t want to listen, it’s just that music just takes precedence.  no matter how hard i try to tune it out, it’s like a battle going on in my ears over what’s going to make it into my brain and usually, sadly to say, music wins.

i think in general, my ears have a hard time deciphering the human speaking voice.  i don’t know what it is.  too much loud music maybe?  but then again, i can pick up really soft music.  my ears are weird.  i’m always thinking people are saying something totally different than what they’re actually saying.  people get a good laugh and think i’m joking and then i’m left never knowing what was really said.  my life is a perpetual game of telephone…


Written by enoch

December 1, 2008 at 11:39 am

Posted in from my mind

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  1. should i sing to you everytime i wanna tell you something, mr. high maintenance? =P


    December 1, 2008 at 11:49 am

  2. My ears do that too…

    Daniel S

    December 1, 2008 at 12:27 pm

  3. i knew there was something going on between you two…you & music…you guys are in love…admit it 🙂


    December 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm

  4. me 4,i think all 5 of us are like august rush!^__^thusss we all are musicians!^__^ im not sure about anonymous #1 thou..^__^


    December 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

  5. LTN


    December 1, 2008 at 11:59 pm

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