24 May 2010
I lost my voice
I did not speak with anyone yesterday. I could have picked up the phone and called a friend but I didn't, a delicacy that prevents me intruding on normal people's lives. People who have lives don't want me bothering them. I did speak out loud, I said "Miaou, Miaou," and "Get down," to the cat. He didn't do anything though. I did e-mail people. But the ones I wanted to hear from did not e-mail back. I went onto the social networks but they were as usual full of strangers grasping for your friendship to win points in games. I got e-mails from them, telling me what they wanted from me, which button to click to give them their virtual rewards. I got sucked in and asked for non-existent stuff too. I managed not to talk to any inanimate objects. I read blogs. I read books. I wrote stuff. Did I talk to my reflection in the mirror? I don't remember now. I wrote comments on blogs and people wrote back on a couple of occasions, I could pretend a conversation almost got going. A conversation did not happen. Except in my head. There were several going on there so I lost track of them in the end.