I really like the show “The Voice”. Mostly because of Adam Levine. The voices on the show, they're not bad either.
I was going through the writing portfolio that contains most of my major writing assignments from middle school through high school. It’s been a great trip down memory lane and it’s been fun to see my writing progress from loopy fifth grade cursive to dot matrix font in high school. Oddly, in the early days, there were a lot of references to food, including a Thanksgiving speech in which I was thankful that I could afford to go out to lunch with my mom (some things never change!) and a report on African food that I ended with the closing line – “I hope you enjoyed my report. Now I’m off to get a snack.” What??? I still got an “A” though!
When I started reading the papers that I wrote in high school, I began to notice a recurring comment being made by my teachers. “Your voice is strong.” “Strong voice.” “Strong voice but tend to lose focus.” (She was never one of my favorite teachers anyway.)
I never thought of myself as having a strong voice. My voice was quiet, if it was even heard at all.
But maybe sometimes, the quietest voices are the strongest.