I listen not to the words
but to what is spoken by the heart,
to what is spoken by the soul.

I hear things
like a deep breath,
a sigh,
a quiver in the voice,
a tone of sadness,
a vibration of anxiety.

And I respond from the heart;
I respond from the soul.
I share my knowledge.
I share the sound of life:

the passion of a stream
as it skips its way to the sea,
the sounds of the sea lions
barking joyously
waiting for the morning herring hunt,
the crazy sound of the eagle
as is soars high in the heavens,
the babbles of the newborn babe
as it tries to speak to her mother.

I share my love
I share my joy of just being alive.