Wednesday, July 27, 2011

time to be quiet

I think I should probably practise not talking for a while.

All these words that don't communicate what I meant to say keep holding me ransom,

Streams and streams of them, pooling at my feet, rising, everyone is getting splashed

And the carpets are ruined.


12 comments:

K8 the Gr8 said...

You just need a plumber with a big tool.

Janine Ashbless said...

Okay, the plumber thing made me laugh!

But no, please don't go quiet on us, Jo. We want to know you are still there!

Jo said...

Ha, Kate. That made me laugh too.

Janine... I dunno. I don't know if the blog is doing anything for anyone anymore.

But it's more me that needs to shut up. I just ... talk all the time and I can't stop it and I still never say what I want to say.

Craig Sorensen said...

Hmm. You may just need to shuffle.

You might have all the right words, just using them in the wrong order...

:-)

I've wrestled with my own tendency to speak when I don't really need to. I've actually acted on that to some degree, not speaking up when I think I should, but because I have something to express or offer. And I do feel better for it.

Birdie said...

That is exactly what I needed to read today.

Jo said...

I have no idea why, Birdie!

Craig, I thought it was not talking you were worried about? Sadly in my case I'm unable to stop. It's not that I don't want to, I want to too much, and I can't make myself stop. Then I feel like an ass afterwards.

catherine said...

Is it not ok to talk ? For what its worth I think its amazing that you do this..I d love to have the courage to put myself and my thoughts out here like you do..and I look forward to tuning into your world..its intriguing not knowing you and yet somehow understanding you...now I feel like an ass !! :)

Jo said...

Ah, no, that's sweet of you - but you might feel differently after I'd been pontificating aimlessly and at high speed for 15 minutes. And interrupting you...

Compulsive Cook said...

You don't talk too much. And you do write extremely well.
Thassorl

Jo said...

Thank you for that! Makes me feel better, because I was feeling like I was doing the other weekend :)

Anonymous said...

no

laughykate said...

Pants to that proposition. It's all part of your charm. Don't you dare.