I am queen of a small realm where words are limited.
“Don’t do that!”
“Eat your vegetables.”
“Please don’t quarrel with your brothers!”
“Goo goo, cutie patootie.”
Those words are the backbone of my daily repertoire. The motiff hardly varies unless one counts the screams and the sighs. Little children, though capable of understanding a great deal, understand simpler words and expressions better.
Yet, though this is my normal on a daily basis and people might even think me so well suited to it, there is an entirely different story in my head. There, words bish and bash each other during the day. The pandemonium threaten to gush even as it awaits the arrival of that other adult who is most likely to comprehend and match them.
“Darlin’, I want to chitchat,” I make a coy request.
“Sure. About what?” the darling gamely replies.
Alas! He does not know, much less understand, my need to just talk – small talk, big talk, girl talk. Whenever I say something that borders on complaining, he will most likely offer a solution. But solutions kill the spirit of a freewheeling recreational talk, a.k.a. chitchat in Imeldism. When he is not offering a solution, after a long day of talking and teaching, he is simply too tired to listen to a chatterbox. He sits quiet or, heaven forbid!, nods off. That is not fun either.
I might as well talk to a wall. Yet, the wall is not an option. First, it can’t respond. Second, I don’t want to jump the normal, at least consciously, yet. But there is the computer right on my desk, severely underused for Facebook trolling, gaming, and surfing. While I enjoy all of those things, I realize that I want something more. I want to learn how to use words and to create something with them: poems, stories, and the like. I see the chance to learn and get better. So, I blog.
This is a post written following the prompt for (1) Trifecta: Week Thirty-Six‘s word – NORMAL, i.e., a form or state regarded as the norm; a standard; and, for Studio30plus prompts, viz.: (a) PANDEMONIUM, and (b) Why I Blog. Visit their pages for wonderful responses.
Have a great day. 🙂