Conversation with a librarian yesterday revealed that she has each year a storytelling assembly for the younger children, then one for the middle schoolers.  She is determined to give auditory life to the tales she recites from memory, not simply to rely on the printed word for passing on the magic of story.  It is not easy to do this, she explained. 
I completely understand what she is talking about, as I note the increasing absence of auditory sensitivity in the world in which I live. 
By the time we got where we were going we had coined a phrase: "auditory respect".


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