I have been quoting the TV show Person of Interest for the last several weeks. Which… is weird because it’s mostly full of cheesy, cop drama kind of lines (judge me, but I totally love it)
The quote has to do with a character on the show who seems emotionless – and it’s TV so it’s a terrible caricature. A little girl tells the emotionless character, “I figured you out. It’s not that you don’t have feelings, it’s just like, the volume is turned way down, like the sound on an old tape. The voices are there, you just have to listen.”
I realized that I have a few people – really important people – who are like that. They’re not cold and unfeeling, you just have to listen harder to hear what they’re really communicating. Some people are loud – and you have to listen carefully to hear the actual lyrics behind the music of the emotion. Some people are at just the right volume and seem easy to read, but still put together a complex song.
I think I like the challenge of trying to hear the beauty in whatever kind of song is playing and trying to learn to appreciate whatever kind of emotional song someone puts together.