Hi Y'all, Josh Franco writing. I just came out of yoga, where this month I have been doing a call-and-response (c-a-r) experiment in preparation for my week here. I wanted to investigate the c-a-r between the body and the voice. I decided to do this in two ways:
1) I wanted to see what would happen if I refrained from making any vocal sounds unless they were absolutely forced out "involuntarily", i.e., directly from my body acting on my throat acting on my voice. The result is that my voice has felt more precious to me, and silence has felt more substantial, like fuel, like energy that's mine. The sound lets me know when I am working, growing. I've really enjoyed the conversations here about silence, waiting, and non-responses.