Along the Ray

Along the Ray

An alien from a different plane wandering the universe in a tiny camper

memoriesdeaf The new deaf kid in a hearing school https://alongtheray.com/memories/the-new-deaf-kid-in-a-hearing-school I knew something was up and different when I started 1st grade and strolled through the cafeteria for the first time to get in line and all these Aug-09-1974 00:00:00 -0400 August 9, 1974
Comments
MEMORIES
(...from Vault of Memories)

The new deaf kid in a hearing school

I knew something was up and different when I started 1st grade and strolled through the cafeteria for the first time to get in line and all these kids stared at me. In reality, I couldn’t blame them for that — back then I had to wear of huge hearing aids. It was like wearing a fat book strapped to the front of my chest with wires coming out of it to my ears. It was a hell of a way to broadcast my handicap. I knew I was different, but I still clearly remember that feeling of uneasiness as I walked through and seeing all those eyes following me with that look of What’s wrong with him?” I felt like a circus freak who made the mistake of escaping from the circus I so loved.

I remember feeling very quiet inside and wanting to shrivel up so I wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. But I had to keep walking through all those stares, what else could I do?

#memories #deaf

#   #   #

→ Have a similar memory to share? Pop it in below! ⤵︎
(Webmentions are also accepted. WOOT!)
Next
A profound birthday
.: archives & search :.

An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍


https://alongtheray.com Along the Ray

An alien from a different plane wandering the universe in a tiny camper

Along the Ray

Somewhere on a river...

North American continent usually

Github Flickr Fediverse