How is it that each - or nearly each - individual human voice is distinctive, or at least when we are familiar enough with it? I can remember perfectly my dad's voice, or my granddad's. I could identify the voices of any of my friends instantly if I heard it (okay over the phone there is sometimes distortion, but in real life I could). And yet there are seven billion humans on earth and goodness knows how many billions who have existed before. All unique voices. If we hear them enough.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
I heard a while ago that any human can only remember about 45 faces or so. Not entirely relevant, but maybe voices aren't all different, just like they say everyone's got a twin somewhere in the world.
★ Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. ★
The Earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"...
I have a friend who's a super-recognizer. We can be walking down the street and he'll say "Oh, that girl was in one of my classes 7 years ago" (true story. I'm sure he remembers more than 45 faces. I'm face blind and I don't even always recognize my own children.