Hearing Verses Seeing

What you merely hear can elicit  a very wrong image inside your brain. I am one of those people who has a vivid imagination and what I hear someone say or sing produces images that once again, today, I learned, can prove to be something entirely different than what a speaker or writer intended.

I was browsing bloggers who have responded to today’s Daily Prompt: elicit. One of the blogs I visited belongs to “deepspeakingup” who writes about Ringing in Wintery Love. Although her writing about food was good, what elicited a response within me was her photograph of the knights and the little girl. This image made me think of a song I enjoy to this day by the Moody Blues. I always, for all these years, thought the words of the song were: “Knights in white satin . . .”

Talk about gleaming armor!

But then I read a few more bloggers and their responses and more than one wrote about love. And after reading these other blogs I went and sat in my kitchen to drink a little coffee and ponder on what I would post and it dawned on me that I could have been imagining the words to the Moody Blues song wrong all this time. Why didn’t I think of white satin sheets and romantic nights before now? So I did what any good Internet browser would do. I came in, sat down at my desk and Googled Moody Blues songs. Talk about seeing things from a different perspective!

Am I the only one this happens to? May I elicit some of your hearing verses seeing foibles?

The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin. Enjoy.

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5 thoughts on “Hearing Verses Seeing

  1. LOL! I remember many moons ago when I thought the lyrics were indeed “Knights in white satin.” It was quite a shock for me when I realized it was really “Nights in white satin.” Even then, however, it didn’t change my romantic love for the song 🙂

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    1. Oh, I feel better now. There are songs I listen to without having to understand what I hear and songs I must be glued into every word. I cannot “just” listen to American Pie. Those words need to be memorized. This Moody Blues song can be (obviously) listened to without (elicitingtoo much thought, I guess. The music carries me away.

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