Throughout this series I’ve written a little about sharing our stories. In Kate Motaung’s post on the word who, she mentioned that first we need to know who we are. Then she said we need to identify our audience, or those who may be reading our words.
As I thought about the word and discussed it with my husband, he mentioned that audience has to do with hearing. I also found that one of the synonyms was readers. Therefore, anyone who reads my blog would be part of my audience. Or anyone who hears my voice when I share a poem or reading in my blog post.
An Outdoor Audience
Sometimes when I’m outdoors I will sing or read aloud one of my poems. In that case no one else is around, because I like to practice alone. So my listeners would be our dogs and whatever else is out there.
I even think of the the clouds and trees as part of the audience or maybe they are like the auditorium.
It is such a beautiful background for me as I practice. Sometimes I pray as I observe the beauty of nature around me.
Where is my Audience if No One Reads or Listens?
What if no one reads my blog or listens to my voice? Where would my audience be then?
I suppose I could consider myself as a reader of my blog, because I do read over each one several times. Often I need the words as much as anyone else. As I pray and review scripture to use, I am blessed and can pass that on to others.
There is One who always hears me and wants me to talk to Him. When I pray, God is the only audience I need. He knows what I am going to say, but He still listens.
Praise is rightfully yours, God, in Zion; vows to you will be fulfilled.
All humanity will come to you, the one who hears prayer.
This is Day 20 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is audience.
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.