So. Today’s is about saying things out loud. The power of saying things out loud. I’m at the library, okay? & there’s this book I heard mentioned yesterday that I want to order from the library’s computer system. (I’ve just ordered a few others, but darned if I can think of the name of the one from yesterday, though I knew y-day when I heard it that I’d heard the name before & have meant before now to get it & read it.)
So, I go over to the librarian on the Help Desk, & I say to her “There’s this book I’m looking for, & I can’t think of the name of it. It’s a bird, & it’s one word, and … it’s …” (oh good Lord, now I’ve forgotten the name again!?)
But as I am speaking to the librarian, the name comes to me.
It’s because I am speaking OUT LOUD to another human being, not just thinking inside my own head, where things can go ‘round & ‘round in circles & get pretty darn stale if we’re not really careful.
And it’s been a rough few days; I haven’t been feeling well in any possible respect, & I won’t even begin to describe the dark thoughts with which I began my day. Not going down that road, nossireebob.
& I think “Yes! Everyday miracles.”
There are plenty of them, & I hope I’ll do some more short postings with some more quick hits on everyday miracles.
Bit busy lately (then sick), unable to get stuff posted (lots written, just no time to either type it up or, once typed, get it to the point of readiness to post).
Day at a time, day at a time…
p.s. I’ve written before about the power of saying things out loud, & about the miracles of conversation. I actually think conversation is the whole darn karmic enchilada. But then, that’s just me. :)
‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “It’s one of the secrets of the world. We all have the key to one another’s locks. But until we start to talk, we don’t know it.” – Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s ‘Bookworm’ radio show