Tinnitus: Where Tangential Meets Balance

 

Reality by M. Sophia, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12" x 18", 2014

Reality by M. Sophia, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014

Tinnitus is a loud noise in the auditory cortex. It is a confusing, unpleasant sound, unwanted and disturbing with its random changes. The meaningless bits of undesired frequencies persist to frustrate anyone living with this condition. I knew very little about tinnitus until my Bodyscapes session with M. Sophie. A few of the words in her poem will remain in my ears, repeating the profoundly poetic rhythm of her poem.

listening to particles in contact–alive, awake, deep–a kiss in my hearing. 

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