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Good With Words

I’m good with words.

I’m good with choosing the rights words to write in a letter, to put in an e-mail, to put on a postcard. I know just the right tone to strike when trying to encourage someone with a little note; I am careful about context and nuances; I am specific in my definitions and clear in my meanings.

I’m good with words.

I’m not so good when it comes to saying those words, not when emotions and feelings get involved.The moment those words hit air and ears, things spin a little out of control – and I’m not good with being out of control. The thought of that leaves me breathless and fearful.

I suppose that’s why the thought of you, of speaking with you, leaves me speechless.

I want to be good with you; I want to be great with being around you and I want you to hear the words that I can’t say properly, and I want you to know the feelings that I can’t quite convey.

So, if I mumble sometimes; hear it as a cherished whisper. If I only say “um” and “ah” and “hmm”; hear it as I’m interested in everything you’re telling me (I am, completely). Be patient with me. I’m working on this. I’m getting better.

I’m good with words and one day I’ll be good with giving those words to you.

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About Quinn

In it but not of it. A reformed player, now watcher. Speaker of raw truths.

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Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

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