What? by mary elizabeth

Sometimes I get stuff and sometimes I just don’t. I get most of the jokes I hear and I’m pretty quick with innuendo and literary references and stuff like that. What I mean is sometimes someone will say something I wouldn’t and sometimes I get it. And sometimes I don’t. Relationships of any kind are hard and you’d think a common language would be helpful, but occasionally it can  be a real hindrance. Sometimes I think we’d be better off  just either smiling at one another or flipping each other off. It’d be direct and hard to misinterpret – uncluttered and clean.

Lately I’ve been trying to be conscious of my words – to try and limit the gossip and reign in some of the  endless blathering. Sadly – I love both. But when it comes to expressing myself, I’d much rather write. I’m a fan of texting. Plus, I really hate having to speak my truth when I need to, so I often economize my words way more than necessary, leaving the recipient of this truth vaguely aware that something’s bothering me but with no idea of what. Oh well. They say actions speak louder than words, and at this point in my life most of my actions are pretty honorable. So – I’ll keep writing,working on the gossip and remembering to watch people’s actions when their words mystify me.

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One thought on “What? by mary elizabeth

  1. Kristan says:

    Mary Elizabeth,
    Thanks for setting a swell example. This is inspiring.

    Kristan

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