Word Drought

July 2nd, 2009

A long weekend at my family reunion in Kentucky left me at a loss for words. The video word wall in my hotel was tantalizing — letters falling like rain, but my well was dry. I’m still trying to refill my creative reservoir, wondering if I’ll ever be able to put into words the craziness my family stirs up in me. Or if I even should. My usual reaction is to talk my dramas into the ground, beat the meaning out of them, analyze them so thoroughly that I could create a spreadsheet on every aspect of the experience. But I wonder if there are times when you just have to be speechless in order to hear your deepest feelings.

3 Responses to “Word Drought”

  1. Kathleen Botsford says:

    ." But I wonder if there are times when you just have to be speechless in order to hear your deepest feelings."
    By Jove, I think you've got something there!

  2. V-Grrrl at Compost Studios says:

    Talking my dramas into the ground. Oh yeah. Sometimes it's better to feel it all and then let it go. No words necessary.

  3. frida says:

    I'm definitely a talker and sometimes for me, talking is a way of avoiding. N