Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153 – Thoughts and Words

Questions

  1. How do my thoughts get processed into words?
  2. Or do my words spur thoughts?
  3. How do they interact?

 Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit. (One of my mum’s favourite quotes).

Thoughts are often just flashes in my mind as they travel from one side of my brain to the other. They don’t linger long enough to form into words, but every so often, like with this prompt, those thoughts become words even though my mind is undecided as to which words it might select as appropriate.

Its what makes the process so deliciously attractive. The interaction of thought and word and the sometimes conflict they play out does, in the end, produce something you can be pleased with.

It doesn’t mean one wins over the other because so often we write our thoughts down, we believe we are hitting on a winner only to find the words inadequate, and so we go back and edit our work, asking ourselves can we say this better, is this thought a legitimate one or am I just fooling myself.

Our thoughts will scream at us, “No, that is not what I am thinking, that word only tells half the story, re-write, re-phrase, think man think.”

And so the struggle continues, and there is a part of us that repeats this daily, we don’t seem to grow tired of the effort required I think because we are energised by the process, at least I am.

Written for: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/reenas-exploration-challenge-152-3/

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7 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153 – Thoughts and Words

  1. That was very deep Michael.

  2. Sadje says:

    We do struggle with words when expressing our ideas. Great writing

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    I like this imagery

    “Our thoughts will scream at us, “No, that is not what I am thinking, that word only tells half the story, re-write, re-phrase, think man think.”

    All your readers will become conscious of this process now, which often happens imperceptibly.

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Thoughts and words …. by Michael

  5. Lyn says:

    And don’t you love it when you say, “I’ve been thinking…” and your ‘friend’ says, “Careful…don’t strain yourself.” 😮

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