Voices In My Head

Recently new neighbors moved in next door. They are a young couple, living in a rental, and even though I meet new neighbors regularly, I could still hear a voice in my head saying, “Don’t knock on their door. They don’t want to talk to you! You and your wife are just middle-aged bores, don’t bother.” That is just one voice from the committee of voices that talk in my head when I have an opportunity to visit with one of my neighbors. Some of the other voices include the “You’re-Too-Busy” voice, the “You-Don’t-Agree-With-Their-Politics” voice, and the “Stay-Inside-and-Watch-a-Movie” voice. Yes, it is quite a cast. Perhaps the loudest and most cynical voice asks, “Why bother?”

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