The wailing is unbearable. You cannot move. You cannot breath. You cannot think. Every muscle in your body contracts from the painful cries. Your brain is firing jolts of anxious empathy into your body.
You try and take hold. All you need is one moment. All you want is to move your hands to your ears. With a scream, and a pain that feels like your body is being shoulders are being ripped apart, you raise your arms.
You cover your ears, and the statue’s screams become muffled. You can still hear the heartbreaking cries, but they no longer freeze your body in pain.