Did You Hear Me?

Are you listening?

Did you hear me?

Hey, I was talking to you!

These lines are delivered to me with some frequency. When I’m out in the world, I self-isolate. I don’t benefit from the ambient sounds that screech out of screens and overhead speakers.

I don’t want to be blitzed with come-ons, ads or content. Engagment might be your business, but I’m not your marketplace.

My self-isolation isn’t silence. It’s usually a book that’s being read to me like I’m a Roman emperor. It might also be a musical performance as if I’m sitting in the back of the sound studio during the perfect take.

The answer is always no. No, I didn’t hear you because I am listening to something else.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.