I've Forgotten What It's Like...
to hear the phone ring from another room.
to unintentionally overhear a conversation.
to comprehend the lyrics of a song heard on the radio for the first time.
to sense someone's presence behind me.
to catch the punchline of a joke at the same time as everyone else.
to understand an urgent whispered secret.
to choose a seat in the back of the room.
Hearing people have so many abilities they simply take for granted, but I've forgotten what it's like to be a hearing person.