Hearing a Voice, thanks to WCAI
A Vietnam Vet catches a play at his old base in Truro -- in spoken word
Illustration by Ellen LeBow
Cape and Island National Public Radio station WCAI has included a couple Cape Cod Voices in their “Cape Cod Notebook” series that airs mornings and evenings every Tuesday. I love doing them.
Of course it’s flattering to be asked, and to those who figure I just like hearing the sound of my own voice, I’ll admit there’s some truth there but hopefully less about ego and more the amazing wonder of how spoken words move through the air to reach the brain and heart.
The subtle differences between what works best in little squiggled lines of agreed-upon meaning entering through the eye, vs. what carries better as vibrations to ear drums, is worth long musing over large beers. Maybe delving into why a great radio station chooses the word “Notebook” for its auditory segments, while this little missive chooses “Voice” for written expressions, could be a starting point.
In the meantime, here’s a “Notebook” adapted from a “Voice.” Many of you let me know you enjoyed the print version, thank you, maybe this form will be fun too. And while it’s difficult for me to believe that every single one of you doesn’t look at every single thing I send along, here’s another opportunity. Tap the link, hit the “listen” button:
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