A Voice Worth Finding

Comedians talk about finding their “voice” all the time. Authors learn to write in a unique “voice”. Singers fear losing their “voice”.

Ventriloquists share all these attributes. We develop a comedic “voice” for ourselves and devise a entirely different “voice” for our sidekicks. And the fear of losing our voice, either literally or figuratively weighs on our mind.

But all this pales in comparison, to a recent story I read at Clinton Detweiler’s NEWSY VENTS blog.

If you don’t know by now; Clinton was my instructor on becoming a ventriloquist via his course on ventriloquism. He is “retired” now, but still makes and repairs ventriloquist dummies.

Thomas Hoare is a 14 year old from Australia who is autistic. He will only speak through a puppet, also named Thomas. Two months ago, Thomas’ puppet was stolen and for the last two months, Thomas has been silent.

Thomas’ mother wrote Clinton for a possible replacement. Clinton jumped at the chance to provide Thomas with “his voice”.

Thomas’ story and Clinton’s aid is why I know that other blogger’s views about “demonic ventriloquism” is little more than hooey.

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