love words  

slightly_sexy8 39F
361 posts
5/18/2006 2:46 pm

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5/30/2006 1:57 pm

love words

i really do love words. they fascinate me to no end; how they can be used and how other people use them too. i love the way a well chosen word can portray such meaning and how they can conjure up so many thoughts, feelings, emotions, and understanding in a world so full of confusing messages and sensations.

sometimes i get a bit disappointed and frustrated that people can throw words away so lightly, but i understand it very well too having done it myself on occasion. so powerful is a simple word.

someday i would like to use my words to actually write something meaningful. in the meantime i read other peoples and absorb and learn from them. i'm reading this book right now called the history of love. it seems to be taking me ages as i only really read it before i go to sleep and lately i seem to fall asleep after just a page or two. last night i read the little bit below and as i fell asleep i reflected on the content. i earmarked the page as i turned out the light, thinking to myself i will keep these words in my little internet box.

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"So many words get lost. They leave the mouth and lose their courage, wandering aimlessly until they are swept into the gutter like dead leaves. on rainy days their chorus rushing past: IwasabeautifulgirlPleasedon'tgoItoobelievemybodyismadeofglassI'veneverlovedanyoneIthinkofmyselfasfunnyForgiveme...

There was a time when it wasn't uncommon to use a piece of string to guide words that otherwise might falter on the way to their destinations. Shy people carried a little bundle of string in their pockets, but people considered loudmouths had no less need for it, since those used to being overheard by everyone were often at a loss for how to make themselves heard by someone. The physical distance between two people using a string was often small; sometimes the smaller the distance, the greater the need for the string.

The practice of attaching string to cups came much later. Some say it is related to the irresistible urge to press shells to our ears, to hear the still-surviving echo of the world's first expression. Others say it was started by a man who held the end of a string that was unraveled across the ocean by a girl who left for America.

When the world was bigger, and there wasn't enough string to keep the things people wanted to say from disappearing into the vastness, the telephone was invented.

Sometimes no length of string is long enough to say the thing that needs to be said. In such cases all the string can do, in whatever its form, is conduct a person's silence."

from the history of love by nicole krauss

image - Stanley Spencer - Love Letters
Music - You are all I Have - Snow Patrol
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racingcrazy67 51M

5/19/2006 9:27 am

As beautiful and thought provoking post as ever. Thank you.

I love that about you. So deep yet considered with your posts in here and in other places. There is so much more to you than meets the eye which is fascinating and I hope I get to know you better.

Have a lovely weekend.


jehosephat1000 39M

5/23/2006 1:18 am

I'm not bored at all.


slightly_sexy8 39F
314 posts
5/27/2006 11:02 pm

i'm glad.

and ty.


rm_maux75
1 post
5/29/2006 12:47 pm

It is very difficult not be willing to know such a woman .....

Sorry but me too I am asking why you are here

You must write somewhere else


slightly_sexy8 39F
314 posts
5/30/2006 1:57 pm

um maux, i don't understand what you mean?


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