Friday, 11 May 2012

Response 2: Silence

I can pinpoint the exact minute I knew, 10:56am Thursday 26th March 1992.  I remember watching everybody’s lips move, but hearing no sound.  ‘She is profoundly deaf’ one of the doctors told my Mum.  Meningitis it was, I was one of the lucky ones. I didn’t die, I didn’t lose a limb, only my hearing.
I love the silence; well I haven’t much choice have I?  The calmness and serenity is wonderful.
Now 20 years on I have been offered cochlea implants, which I have been told will cure my ‘disability’.  But as I sit here in the silence and look outside at the hustle and bustle, the noise and the hullabaloo I think I am going to refuse.  I think I would rather be ‘disabled.’
Anyway I have my five senses, sight, touch, smell, taste and common which is more than you can say for a lot of people!

1 comment:

  1. The winner! It was extremely difficult to pick a winner this week. Each story was unique and well written but I found this one the most thought provoking. When you have all of your senses the idea of losing one is impossible to comprehend.