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Audible Reassurance

17 Nov
Whisper

Sometimes it is what you don’t hear in someone’s voice that is the most reassuring.  So often the flat toneless face of type can mask the reality that the author is feeling.

A very close friend is in ‘waiting’ mode, that interminable period of time between confessing symptoms to the GP and working a plan of action after Consultant tests.  Understandably emotions have been tested. We’ve been messaging and texting but have not had a chance to chit chat proper like.

Today after a long conversation about everything and nothing, the tone and inflections of the voice went a very long way to allaying some of my concerns.

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6 responses to “Audible Reassurance

  1. Bushka

    November 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Love this post….’Audible Reassurance’…..:yes: Most satisfying ‘outcome’…Hugs! xx

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    • amgroves

      November 18, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Yes, it was not what was said but the sense of the persons voice as words were spoken.

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  2. joebangles

    November 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    So right, messaging and texting just don’t do what a phone call or even a letter can.

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    • amgroves

      November 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

      I know in the past that it has been more of my own emotion that has been projected onto someone else’s typed words, giving an utterly false take on things.

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  3. gillyk

    November 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    It’s sort of ‘inaudible’ reassurance too, in a way … a lovely post, reflecting on something special, noting things that are between the lines, unsaid.

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    • amgroves

      November 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

      That is also correct Gill, being able to guage the strength or fragility of the other person in how they speak.

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