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Easy Listening



Here’s the prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “loud.” Find any word that means “loud,” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!

I usually don’t like loud. A word that means loud could be noisy. If I’m in a noisy room where a lot of people are talking, I have more and more trouble hearing the person right next to me. Sometimes we will walk into a restaurant, and if it’s too noisy or too bright, we walk right back out.

Thursday was my birthday and my birthday dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant where the lighting is soft and golden and perfect. They had Sinatra Christmas music playing, not too noisy, and people were not loud. And we got to sit close the angel!

angel at Big Thai 2

I think this not liking noisy is a physical thing. It feels physical. Like it gives me a mild cringe when the music is too loud or people are talking too loud. What is it with people who have loud conversations in restaurants? I don’t think they realize. But I don’t want to complain.  How about some Christmas music?

I like Sinatra, but I LOVE James Taylor. He changes the words a little, and that’s okay.

Ahhhh.  Now that was easy.


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Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

25 thoughts on “Easy Listening

  1. You are right about it being physical. I suffered from sudden hearing loss on two occasions. During the recovery period, I could not function in a loud room. Although I have recovered, being in a loud room for a long time brings back the symptoms, albeit to a lessor degree. As it was explained to me, the problem (at least in my case) is caused by the brain not being able to successfully filter out what should be background noise. We don’t normally hear everything, our brains focus on what we need/want to hear. I was going crazy for a few months.

    • I’m sure glad you recovered. That’s interesting that the symptoms come back after time in a noisy room. I’ve figured my difficulty with filtering is part of the aging process. Hmmm. It does seem like it gets worse the longer I’m in a noisy room.

  2. Thanks so much for this James Taylor-crooned morning. I hadn’t heard this before. His golden voice never changes.

  3. I am right there with you on a noisey room…….I have to walk right on out. Hope today is good to you!

  4. First, happy birthday (a day or so late..)!

    James Taylor is actually using the words Judy Garland sang in “Meet Me In St. Louis.” Sinatra’s uses the more familiar but modified words.

    Judy Garland looked beautiful here, and that voice….

  5. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday (if I haven’t already done so 🙂 )

  6. Happy Birthday Loud noises are much more challenging for sensitive people.

  7. I love the angel — that’s so you! And Happy Belated! 😀

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