Trying to Listen

Hearing is easy. Listening is hard.

Photo credit: Jeremy Bishop:

he alarm sounded. 5:47 am on a Wednesday. I knew I needed to get up and write. I reached for my phone as the familiar sounds of ringing and buzzing continued. Snooze. Just a few more minutes.

Thunder rolled in the distance.

I looked back at my phone. 5:52 am. Ok, I gave myself one snooze but now I really needed to get up…