Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THIS. So very much this.



All of my most brilliant posts are written from a place of deep emotion, not deep thinking. When I'm out running errands and something happens about which I wish to write, I'll compose the post in my head. Beautiful, flowing prose, wry humor, deep insight, soulful reflection, prose almost on par with wirecutter's writings. You know, fucking brilliant. As soon as I get home, I rush to my keyboard praying my muse doesn't find something more interesting to do before I get it down in pixels, Alas, those writings are tortured sessions of "What the fuck was I going to say here?" and massive rewrites trying to revive the dying prose. 

But when I'm writing emotionally, the words flow. All heart and no head. Nothing in my brain to second guess my words and vision. And I think those are my best posts. 

Now how many of us also do this in conversations? You have the opportunity to be funny, witty, charming and brilliant with the object of your affections, and out of your mouth comes, "Look! I have hands! I like bread. How are you?" And back home, ashamed and baffled, alone in your dark room, you have the most brilliant conversations. You are so totally on fire. With yourself. Sigh. And your crush is at home wondering why you're not riding the short bus and if your people know you're skipping your meds. 

9 comments:

wirecutter said...

Luckily, being brilliant, I don't have this problem.

Scott Norris said...

You know you can record on your phone right?

hiswiserangel said...

wirecutter, fuck off.

Scott, are you going to spring me from the Looney Bin after I'm picked up for ranting into my phone while shopping?

J Bogan said...

That is exactly the story of my life, written, and otherwise...I keep looking for the "reset" button...

Jesse in DC

Morris said...

Yeah, BTDT.

Anonymous said...

You have a "crush"
Do tell details

Spelling Nazi

Sara said...

My best writing is usually when I am good and pissed off. Not my best grammar, but my best writing. Usually the next day I realize it's full of typos because I was trying to type as fast as my heart rate. :)

Scott Norris said...

Because its odd to see people talk into phones ? So confused.

rickn8or said...

"Scott, are you going to spring me from the Looney Bin after I'm picked up for ranting into my phone while shopping?"

Bluetooth; it allows you to walk around in public talking to yourself without getting a second glance.

(Some days, I don't even turn mine on!)