When I saw the question for today, I was like, Dang, why did I answer the alternate question so early? Haha!
Day 24 — Given the choice between having to live the rest of my life without my voice, or living the rest of my life without the ability to hear, I would choose…
Good thing that losing my eyesight forever is not part of the options, because for sure, this will be more difficult to answer.
Ever since I started working, my voice has been one of my most precious possessions. Some say I really sound good over the phone and a couple of drunken friends mentioned that I sing well. It will be sad not being able to speak. Knowing how talkative and opinionated I can get, surely, it will be hell.
But I guess being incapable of hearing is tougher because some of the great things that a person can experience are being transmitted to the brain using your ears. A baby’s first words, the sound of birds in the forest, waves crashing on the shore, and music, it will be harder not being able to experience this things.
And since I really cannot live without music, I’d rather live the rest of my life without my voice.
As much as it hurts, I think I can still express myself even though I cannot speak. Probably, I will just write somewhere if I need to say something, or use the power of body language if I want to voice out a thought. At least, I still have my ears to understand someone. I can still watch Smash and listen to its songs and just sing on my head. I wonder how I will look if ever you caught me doing such. Maybe I will just look for a job that doesn’t require speaking – I think I can be a chat support representative somewhere. haha!
Now I realized how fortunate I am. Aside from I can still do both, I still have other senses to help me experience life on a happier note!