The face of a boy hearing for the first time

“This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. Date unknown.

I know this is not the typical fonograma post you’re used to read, but I’m amazed and touched by this picture, the kind of great visual impact that invites for reflection and actually, it’s totally linked to this blog. Keep the sound, keep the silence, know how to embrace them and accommodate them, build a relationship and live through it, you’ll make and process great music by mastering them both.