I was like Ariel. I had no voice. Like literally, had no voice. In a sneak attempt, my voice left for a day off and my larynx had felt like it was being crushed by some elephant from India.
My Mom thought I was being funny for not answering her, until I managed to shriek out that my voice was gone. She just laughed and left my room. I knew that this would be the quietest day of my life. So far.
You see. The thing is that I love talking. I can talk all the time and never stop. I’ve never liked silence, or been one to implore silence. It’s like a magical chasm that doesn’t interest me nor I wish to cross ever.
Still not buying my story?! Good. Cause there’s always something else hiding behind every tall tale.
I hate being left alone with my own thoughts. In a way, I’ve become the master of keeping my thoughts behind a wall of noise, never being able to hear them or even acknowledge them.
Me blogging, or venting, is just relieving some of the pressure building up behind that wall. But, all in all, I never wish to face the tsunami of thoughts bubbling behind that wall.
And so I was left without a voice. I didn’t panic at first. Surely I kept convincing myself that I would be okay, but we all know life has other plans.
Silence eventually caught up with me. Soon, my thoughts had begun spilling over and my oh-so-favourite banner of avoidance was not any resort for me. Keeping busy, didn’t help. Thoughts I had locked away came around haunting me, pecking at me like vultures seeking their pray.
Urgh. Was this Karma? I wanted to blame Karma, but I knew it couldn’t be Karma.
Devine intervention? Hmmm…
Stroke of bad luck? Nope. I have constant bad luck. Nevermind.
I didn’t want to face these thoughts at any cost. Yet, I somehow had to. The silence provided a good platform for it, and I had just been left to my own demise.
In a move unbeknownst to me, I started listening to them. Half of them weren’t that bad.
“If you get up earlier in the mornings, you could work in gym and a decent breakfast and get to work much earlier.”
“Smile a bit more. People might open up to you more.”
“Stop being such a control freak. You can’t control life. It’s not a machine or robot.”
“Seriously. Stop taking life so literally. You should be enjoying it more.”
Not all of them were gems, but I won’t be sprawling that across the internet.
It’s 9pm and my voice still hasn’t made a comeback yet. Not that I mind anymore. A sense of peace and relief has come over me…
…. I’ve become zen. A product of insanity?! Maybe? Yep. Could be.
The Dalai Lama would’ve been proud.