It started as a phrase I say to my grandson often. "You only hear what you want to hear". Its not really what he HEARS, its how he chooses to interpret what I said. Which got me thinking about other ear phrases, or ear idioms.
Ever hear "Blow it out your ear!"? ~ Means leave me alone.
How 'bout "In one ear and out the other". ~ Heard it, didn't remember it.
Do you "Turn a deaf ear"? ~ Ignore someone who is asking for something.
The walls have ears. ~ Someone may be listening to your private conversation.
And this one is for me:
Be all ears. ~ Eager to hear what will be said.
So, I found this picture of an ear and thought I would bead it. Just for fun. Just because my May page was intense for me. The beads were simple, but the meditation was deep. So I promised this June page would be colorful. Its the page I mentioned in an earlier post that I showed my grandson when I explained that its OK to be your own person.
MY ear is colorful. It is seldom naked. It usually has big and bold earrings adorning it. I love glitz and color and bling!
MY ear hears wonderful music. Lady GAGA when I'm jazzed and Cody LePow when I want to be quiet and feel the blues. There's a whole spectrum in between.
MY ear HEARS what you say, even when you haven't actually spoken the words that are in your heart.
So, I present to you~~~~MY ear.