Archive for January 17th, 2014


Ever want to just let it all hang out?

You know, just press pause on the ‘indoor’ (unspoken) voice and simply say it all out loud … not giving a rip who hears the trash talk, the emotion, the real you.

A few years ago I wrote about the Evil Thoughts that I have been known to have in all sorts of daily living activities. Lately my evil thoughts are more the verbal sort, the quick wit, the sharp on the draw, the on the ball things that the mature person chooses to keep to herself.

Lately the quick-witted retorts have been getting louder in my head. Sometimes I wonder if, as the hormonal changes of the next number of years to come occur, I’ll completely lose my ability to bite my tongue … or maybe I will have already severed it!2f8d5421e6a398f9a89e079f6944062b

When those thoughts are about to be birthed from my mind to my tongue, it is then that I am ‘mother-slapped’ by that old piece of maternal advise :

if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all

and the words start to (regretfully) delete from my memory. It’s really like the deflation of a balloon … something that could have been so witty, so clever, so … how I was really thinking … got the wind knocked out of it. If only I could freely share my wit with the rest of the world.

And then I think of the word of Abraham Lincoln (below), and I swallow my wit, and smile quietly … most of the time 😉


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