I’ve been relatively speechless for almost 2 weeks now. That bug that’s been going around hit me hard in the throat and for most of last week I was completely without a voice. I’ve been gradually getting better, talking a little by mid-last week, but still functioning at half mast.
Today I started singing again – just a little. I sound like a husky blues singer, which is actually kind of nice, but I could do without the constant throat clearing.
It’s wild, being without a voice. Like one of those monks who walks around in silence. Very contemplative. For all the communication I haven’t been engaged in, it’s felt like I could’ve been on the other side of the world. A lot of phone calls went unanswered, a lot of social and business plans just didn’t happen. So many things were put on hold while I just settled back, out of the picture – an observer.
I used to meditate, but I don’t anymore. But I remember sometimes after meditation, you get up & feel this kind of peaceful glow that hangs around you for awhile. I’m feeling a little of that glow right now. Like these past few weeks have been a sort of meditation.
Part of me can’t wait to jump back into life, phone calls, making plans, etc. But the peace is nice too.