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Your Voice
Checking in, just routine contact.


If you enjoy the song Your Voice, you may enjoy songs from the rest of the album.
By+InvitationBy Invitation 2009-08-15
  1. By Invitation
  2. Sparks
  3. Open Mind
  4. Sea Change
  5. Sled of Hay
  6. Higher the Hair
  7. Your Voice
  8. Finally Friends
  9. Elegy
  10. Second Chance


Your Voice
We listen for much more than words.
I’m deep in thought when the phone rings. I reach to answer without looking away from my writing and mumble a distracted “Hello.” When I hear my mother’s cheerful greeting my focus shifts. “Oh hi, Mom, what’s going on?” Next comes her usual reply: “I don’t really know anything new, I just wanted to hear your voice.” I wince and sit up straight with my habitual, “Mmm.”

Why she calls

Why does she want to hear my voice? What is it in my voice that conveys information? Does she pick up the least inflection, the choice of words, the energy behind my responses, or perhaps more important, what isn’t said—what I’m holding back?

There’s no hiding from a loved one. We may think we can cover up the pesky mood that clouds our day, or manage our voice, sound normal, mask the nasal hint of a winter cold. But the messages sneak through our cover. Those who love us pick up the subtle changes. Our voice is as true to us as a fingerprint or signature. There’s no mistake.

That evening we call our daughter, just to check in, since we haven’t talked in several days. While I wait for her to pick up, I reflect on my Mom’s call in the morning. And I realize we’re calling our daughter on a whim. We don’t have anything special to talk about—we really just want to hear her voice.

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