Friday, November 28, 2008


I was thinking about language and stories today. I think we want our stories heard, we want other people and sometimes language gets in the way. I am never as eloquent on this blog as I am in my head when I'm thinking about what I want to say.

Sometimes in group situations it is like I am sitting outside of myself watching. Watching the people in the group maneuver around each other, almost warily. I often just want to command the situation and say everyone relax, let go, but that almost always backfires.

Arrrgghh this is not what I want to say. I'll try again tomorrow.


Claudia said...

how true! That's why now I always have a block-notes with me, so that I can write what comes into my mind and then try to write it properly!

judith ellis said...

We seek to express the inward parts; worry not about the language. Your voice will come eloquent or not. It will be yours and we will listen. Looking forward to your next post.

Cynthia said...

Yes, it is hard for me to relax,
I have to will myself, even when
somewhere I want to be.

Peggy said...

I'm so there with you! I have literary glory in my head and symphonies in my heart, and I struggle with the filters that mess them up as they come out! :-)

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