Voice and devotion

While we're talking about the power of the human voice, how it invites us and holds us, consider Jennifer Acker's experience with her husband's voice.  

Reading to me, reading stories I had chosen because I needed to hear them, was an intimate act of devotion. It not only helped me with my work, but also allowed me to revel in a side of him I rarely observed. Here were moments both vulnerable and so revealing they proved with a force beyond all reason that I wanted him, all of him, and to be near him always.

Read all about it (aloud?) here