2 weeks ago
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
I've been having trouble coming up with the right words during a conversation... memory lapses. It is driving me nuts - I couldn't think of Joe Walsh's name, or come up with the word "liberty" - as in the sentence "taking the liberty". All I could think of was "permission", or "honor" - both words not conveying what I wanted to say. I struggled with it for hours. Sure enough, later on in the day, the nagging ended and the offending word popped into my consciousness. Where had it been hiding? My brain just isn't as chipper as it used to be - man, I guess it was one of those "senior" moments. You can't believe how excited I was when I actually did remember... ridiculous.