Let me listen. Let me not know what to say. Let me receive the world as it slurs and shrieks, hums and whispers, speaks and bleats. Let me lean ever closer in. There are walls I have built in my ears. There is so much I would rather not hear. Let me listen. Let me receive with wonder. Let all be worthy of note. Let me be witness, eavesdropper, spy. Let me never pretend to be deaf. Let the world slip into me and change me as light changes a room. Let me be silent, let me listen, and in listening, let me be new.