“Tell me with your mouth closed.” – my soul I’ve become obsessed with finding my native tongue, to find a voice beyond speaking. I’ve tired of spoken words. I want silent music, untranslated sound, scribbles on paper that not one would dare pronounce. I want the freedom to be misunderstood, and at peace with it…Read more »
The most important part of communication is listening. Today has been a day of tough conversations, imperfectly conducted (on my part). I did my best though. And I look forward to doing even better in the future. Sometimes, I get my feelings hurt over my own refusal to listen. I’ll hear the words but not…Read more »
Sistren, we’ve become far too sentimental about these matters of the heart. And before we know it, we’re in the ring of fidelity to someone who could give a hill of beans less about the deepest desires of our hearts; yet expects us to be their mother incarnate. I’m joking. Seriously though: if you could…Read more »
Once when I was in premarital counseling with a fool I was most certainly NOT going to marry, the minister shared a valuable tip: “Seek first to understand before being understood.” I took the advice, ditched the dude and kept it pushing. I have taken the scenic route to understanding; after years of ego…Read more »
“You have not because you ask not.” ~the bible Why wonder? Why worry? Why assume? Just ask. I share my journey learning this vital lesson this week. Enjoy!