nice bit of prose on reading out loud. I read all of my writing out loud at least once before it hits other people’s ears. It sounds different and otherwise when i read it out loud. I can tell where the differences between my thoughts and my ears are. What sounds like a thought vs what is a thought in my mind are different things, and i know this, because what is in my mind relies on much more than its audiality provides. so when i say something in writing that could be profound in something like 10 words, i usually come to realize that outside of my mental context is almost nonsensical.
this is why i ask my students to do the same out loud.