I really enjoyed Five Minute Friday that last time I did it, so here goes…
Five minutes of unedited, non stop writing on this week’s given theme ‘Listen’
I can’t stand noises that I don’t know what they are. I find an unusual noise frightening, and I have to go and investigate to see what it is. The most repeated phrase in my house after “pass the chocolate” is… “Sshhhh, listen, what’s that noise?”
The weirdest ‘find’ ever was when I heard a fast scratching sound that would last a few seconds and then stop for half a minute and then start again. Of course (!) the beloved couldn’t hear it and after a few goes I had to get out of bed and find what it was. I followed the sound to his side of the bed and it was definitely coming from under his bedside locker.
I moved the locker and a HUGE beetle was on his back, legs scrabbling trying to turn himself back over. As you can imagine I reacted in a calm and measured way… After screaming the house down, the husband was dispatched to return the beast to its natural habitat.
I’m not kidding, I hear everything. Every little sound and squeak.
But it’s important to me that someone else hears it.
When it happens, I don’t just want him to listen to the noise.
I want him to listen to me.
Listen to my fear.
Reassure me that it’s nothing.
Important to me? Absolutely vital!
8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Listen”
YES! Being heard is not as important as being listened to…it validates us. Lets us know that we aren’t alone.
Aboslutely. I think it’s half that battle – just to know we’ve been heard!
I feel your pain on this one. I hear everything as well. Reassurance is SO important, especially in the middle of the night. Impressed you get up and look. I tend to just lay in bed, panic, and then hyperventilate!
visiting from FMF!
hah Melanie you really made me laugh there. I hope that’s ok lol
I have to find out what it is. If it turns out to be a mass murderer sharpening his hatchet well so be it, He was probably going to decapitate me anyway 😀
I totally agree.
Thanks Debbie 🙂 x
Beautiful !!! Yes we all want those around us to really hear us even the words that we are to scared to voice
Thanks so much Amy 🙂 we really do x