|I think I need a megaphone!|
My writing voice disappeared, also.Along with spoken sounds, some of my other abilities to communicate seems to have diminished as well. Using the phone has (of course) been hard. More surprisingly, a side effect also seems to be that I've had
no attention span for reading or posting on social media, and my writer's muse seems to have completely disappeared. Laryngitis was not one of the five obstacles to writing that I mentioned in my recent article, but it seems perhaps it should be added to the list.
Could it be symbolic?Many years ago, someone told me,"There is always a psychological reason behind why we get sick." Although I don't totally agree with the concept, that thought has always fascinated me. Today, I began to consider the symbolism of my laryngitis. Is my loss of speaking voice what is causing me to feel like I have nothing to say right now? Or, is there something I just don't want to communicate that is the reason my voice has deserted me?
I've very proud and yet, a little sad.Until today, I had not even looked through all the photos I took last week during my son's high school graduation, or shared any of them on Facebook or with family. To do so just seems to make it all so final. As happy as I am for him, and so very proud, it is a little staggering how quickly this milestone has been reached. Our youngest child going away to college will have a significant impact on the next chapter of my own life.
Maybe I just need a little time right now, to take a step back and find my voice.
Will my voice be the same when it returns - or will it be changed? I guess only time will tell.
|We are so proud of how these two kids grew up. Our new role as parents of adults is going to be pretty fun, too!|
Have you ever had laryngitis? How long did it last?
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