Through the Noise

It’s a travel day: disrupted, fragmented. Hard to settle. Hard to write. Shards of time, split out. At the airport i stop for dinner. Loud: tannoy interrupts my thinking, people talking, constant noise. Hard in the restaurant: the staff are spread out, can’t communicate. So they improvise.

Finding a voice

An emergent sign language: they whoop to catch attention, then gesture across the wide expanse of tables. The signs are alien to me, but clearly understood by the team: we are dispatched across to a table.

We are adaptable: the desire to communicate, the need to communicate, is strong. We find ways around the noise, find ways to convey the signal. Communities want to communicate: they find ways.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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2 Responses to Through the Noise

  1. dnlblank says:

    Accounts of prisoners of war and prisoners in other prison camps give testimony to this deep ache to know and to be known. It seems like it it is unable to be suppressed .

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