Every time I catch a cold, I lose my voice. This is very frustrating, because I like to talk. I do. Given a choice between talking and eating s'mores, I.....well, it would be a very tough choice.
But I always try to look on the bright side of the situation.
MAYBE while my voice is gone, it's doing something productive.
Like, "Hey, I lost my voice last week and it sucked. But, luckily, while it was gone, it LEARNED CHINESE."
One can always hope.