What she said left me speechless
It was a hot summer day. She had just come back from working with pre-school children. This was part of her summer youth work experience.
It was a day like most any other day. She usually goes to take a nap after returning from her work. But, not on this day.
She looked in my direction. I’m not sure what she can see. She spoke softly and said very little, but what she said blew me away.
“When I was nine, I was involved in a very bad car accident. It caused me to go blind. That doesn’t make me less of a person.”
Her tone and diction made me sit up and take notice. I started to write her words down. She is very quiet and, at times, seems delayed. But not on this day.
She went on, “people think – just because I can’t see – that I don’t have feelings”.
Then I stopped writing. I hung on every word.
When is the last time you got “lost” in a deep conversation?
You could have heard a pin drop. It was her honest and authentic voice. It was easy to distinguish.
When’s the last time you used your authentic voice?