i think it is exceedingly rare these days that we take the time to truly get to know how someone wants to be loved; how they prefer to be treated, acknowledged, let alone or kept company; how they would be heard, understood, and validated; how they want to be touched and embraced, or how they’ll be open to it when they feel safe….
i’m always sensitive to sound, some days more than others. sitting in my new favourite café, i pause for a moment to hear: – the droning fridge, terrible bane of all cafés that sell cold drinks and eats; somebody please design something less pathetic and noisy. please. – the espresso steamer; acceptable – the banging…
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