Ever since I re-pinned this picture on Pinterest I can't get it out of my head.
First i didn't even know why, besides that it just looks beautiful all over with the Eames chairs and the large light.
But then it became clear to me: It's because of the round table.
I envision communication must be so nice sitting at a round table, right?
You can see everybody much better compare to a square table and in my dream I can also hear everybody much better.
I am severely hearing impaired.
I lost my right hearing a few years ago and "gained" a constant tinnitus.
Ever since, communication - especially with more the one person at a time - is challenging for me.
Partys and concerts are difficult. Because of the all over sound I can't hear the person directly talking to me. Same with larger dinner settings at home or at friends.
I did try different hearing aids but the sound was always quite artificial and the wearing cumbersom.
I probably need to invest more time and energy finding the right device but since I am o.k. during the day with my family, I haven't done it yet.
I also needed quite some time/years to finally accept, that my hearing is really gone.
The lost happened overnight. I woke up in the middle of the night with pain in my right ear, took a painkiller and went back to sleep.
When I woke up in the morning, the world was spinning and my hearing was gone, a constant tinnitus was hammering in my head. It was absolutely horrible.
I did go to see doctors but I didn't go immediately to the hospital for sudden hearing loss which was probably a big mistake. Even though I have been later told that there wouldn't had been help or a cure anyway. It was very surprising to learn, that - compare to other body parts - very little is known and possible about the ears medicinal. And it makes sense, because you just can't open it up and take a look what's wrong. Even scans have limitations.
I think I just couldn't believe and grasp, that something so major and which such consequences would happen to me. And that it would last. Forever.
Because I have always been - and actually still are - a big believer in the self-healing capacities of the body.
Well - back to the round table!
Maybe it's an illusion that I'm able to hear better in a round setting but I would love to have a large round dinner table for the new apartment.
We currently have a long, quite narrow square one which sits 8 to 10 people. I could use that one as my new desk/work table...and then...
I already talked to a wood person because it's rare to find a larger round table ready made.
I will let you know, what happens...
If you have experiences with a larger, round table PLEASE let me know, because there is barely any information out there.