Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Riddles

Conversations are sometimes like a road to nowhere.

It was the glance I think, which summarized our relationship. Half-imploring, and remarkably opposed to the seemingly cool and confident words coming out of your mouth. And I realized how to say what needs to be said can sometimes be the most impossible thing in the world. To say the words directly requires the acceptance of responsibility, and the idea that one is responsible for the truths one speaks can be daunting. It requires one to be sincere, and in some instances, to be vulnerable. And who wants to be vulnerable? It just opens you up to pain. So we spoke in a language that operated in two spheres: "How was your day? The food is lovely," to mask the words we refuse to speak aloud, but which we also hope would be understood. (I love you. Never leave me.)

We spoke in riddles to disconnect meaning from our mouths, instead hoping for a relationship that transcended language, that transcended spirit, that transcended us.

25 comments:

  1. This battle with vulnerability and fear have been at the heart of all my important relationships -- and that is over many decades. When words that have been spoken and then are not spoken again -- for me the words 'I love you' need to be heard and need to be said. But when I don't hear them I fear finally to say them myself. The silence deafens me.

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  2. Beautiful piece :) ...I love this line especially "to mask the words we refuse to speak aloud" :D

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  3. This was an awesome piece of writing.

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  4. Awesome.. Now if it were only that easy right?! Love the post!

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  5. That is a beautiful piece of writing. Gorgeous and so true.

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  6. Wow! There is nothing more to say..you've said it pefectly!

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  7. talk about playing safe and not admitting how we truly feel to avoid being too involved..

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  8. What do people fear ? What is it that we do not want to loose? I like the way you reflect human nature in words:)

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  9. saying it is hard, feeling it is harder

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  10. "To say the words directly requires the acceptance of responsibility, and the idea that one is responsible for the truths one speaks can be daunting."
    It is true... And the vulnerability that comes from words, make us feel that the silence is sometimes easier to endure than the pain that might come from them...
    That is a beautiful piece of writing!

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  11. This seems so sincere. I love it.

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  12. loneislander literally robbed the words (or lack thereof) from my mouth

    you, my friend, simply blow my mind

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  13. amazing!
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  14. Officially, for the first time in the last year.. I am speechless! Brava!

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  15. This is stunning! And thank you, I prefer mine just above room temperature rather than cold. So comforting!

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  16. Beautiful! I'm diggin' the Cattle Comics, too.

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  17. I really enjoyed this. Following you! (Thanks for stopping by my blog as well, I enjoyed the comment.)

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  18. very inspiring blog! maybe we could follow each other?? :) keep in touch..xxx



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  19. This post is so deep and dark that it's beyond beautiful!

    I'm suddenly inspired to write better post! I wish I have that impressive writing skill that you posses though.

    Keep em coming and keep on inspiring!

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  20. very deep.. you write so well..=)

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