Are You Listening To Me?

I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother would always say, " Little Lady, are you listening to me? Cuz, just hearin' ain't gonna get cha nowhere. If you can't listen, you'll have to feel. Do you understand?" I would nod and spread my lips into a smile, "Yes, ma'am, I understand." But, I didn't. I was always too busy thinking, well, of course I am listening, or I wouldn't hear you.....or what in sam's hill, if I can't listen, I will have to feel!?! Time is such a patient teacher. I have learned that had I listened to her, let her words of knowledge and experience encompass me and truly understand them, I would not have had much of the hardship I have known. She was right, by the way, if you can't listen, you do have to feel.
31-35, F
May 19, 2012