The Write Way

I like to play with words, especially bad puns. But I’ve never been good at writing cohesive thoughts. Ideas come fitfully and are often clumped in numb knots, which take patience to unravel, or disappear before I grasp them. Sometimes words or phrases show up unbidden, as if to say, “here I am, where do you want me”.

I begin again with this plea for patience from anyone who reads this. I think I write here to practice writing, to carve an opinion out of words, to whittle away the drivel. But maybe it’s really to find myself, to use a well worn cliche. Constructive feedback of all sorts is welcome. Really, it is. If you think something is too vague, or pointless, let me know. (especially in my poems) I believe focused writing is focused thinking. I want to learn (or find myself) the “write way”.

Green Eyed Lady has indulged me generously with her comments. Thank you, GEL. Your perceptions have helped me dissect some of my entries.

I recently got off an anti-depressant I’ve been on for years. It’s more of a change than I thought. I feel more focused, though less able to sleep through the night. But I feel less creative. That surprised me. Good news is I’m not depressed, just more aware of my feelings. I don’t have much to say right now, but I’m sure that won’t last. My brain is probably still trying to balance after another shift in chemicals. Watch out, here I come.

This morning I got my first hate comment, on yesterday’s post, Emptiness. It was a laughable bit of rhetoric, but clearly intended to offend. I was about to delete it, when a response to it came in from Weez. So I dug in and backed her with my own retort. It was fun.

Along a different tangent, here is a proposal to claim some of Justice Souter’s land for a hotel. (in response to his decision to allow eminent domain foreclosures on private land in a recent Supreme Court decision)

4 thoughts on “The Write Way

  1. Hi Garnet,
    I’m no longer green or silver. I’m now red (from your thank you link), in all of its shades except Garnet, because that is *you!*

    If any comment I made didn’t convey patience, I’m deeply sorry. I write on many blogs, including my own, when I’m too tired and feel I should zip my fingers. THen I think of the flip side and realize that I’d be mum forever. (I can hear the laughter if my kids knew I typed that. 😉

    I understand personally and professionally about meds. Someday, I may post more about that. Hormonal shifts occur for men, too. All sorts of reasons. My insights are so often writen on no or not enough sleep, please keep that in mind and keep writing regardless! I adore your site. I’m emphatically not one who passes out superlatives in blogland or in real life.

  2. i love puns too. i use them liberally in my blog. i encourage it’s use often. i also have been the target of mean comments, but i’ve made a resolution to just keep them. i guess if i were that bad, then the comments deserve to stand. otherwise, if it’s false, then it should mean nothing to me… good luck!

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