Friday, April 13, 2012

Day One Hundred Four: "Things We Do Not Want to Hear" by Marcela Carbajo


A woman suffering from depression gets out of bed and tries to make tea. She tries. That is all she can offer her husband who is apparently not buying in to illness but who is in effect ignoring it. When he tells her he doesn't want to hear what she has to say to him at a moment where the reader can see the woman is about to perhaps make a breakthrough, the husband tells her he knows that what she has to say "will hurt" so he chooses to NOT hear it, thereby condemning her to ONLY hear the very things she can't say...the very things that might just set her free.

This was a sad look at marital communications but it was spot on. We only hear what we want to hear. There is a reason for that.

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