Reading and listening

What happens when we read? How do we listen and who do we listen to?

It’s easy to consume words on a page like eating a snack. Fulfilling our need for an energy burst, without really thinking about what we consuming. It’s just there, to hand.

If reading is just about accessing information, then it’s a minimal affair.

Instead, what would happen if we consumed more intentionally, savouring each mouthful, like a really good meal?

I think we’d be listening to voices. The authors and ours.

And I wonder what we would hear…