I, I, I, Me, Me, Me, You, You, You

I wrote a joke once, to the effect that I’ve been talking through this loudspeaker I found in my crib 82 years ago and just now notice it’s not plugged in!  Except it wasn’t and isn’t a joke.  What’s missing is the connection.  I think I became a psychotherapist to have somebody to talk to.

Here I sit alone at my computer which says it’s 7:09 p.m. Sunday October 15, 2017, eating chocolate ice cream.   Is all right with the world?  Is that a line from a poem? Some things are called rhetorical but I must be misspelling it because i can’t find it in the dictionary. When I dip into the meanings of retort I find cold comfort:  to hurl back, to retaliate, to hurl the first speaker’s words back at him. Oh, there it is…rhetorical question: a question asked merely for effect with no answer expected.  Well, that’s kind of a waste of time, isn’t it?

NOW I remember how I got off on this topic! Earlier tonight I  read the blog post Forming Attachments and Bonds, by

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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3 Responses to I, I, I, Me, Me, Me, You, You, You

  1. Sallie Carpentier says:

    Some of us are listening!

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  2. Lovely Nan. The scene from the first movie mentioned by bipolarbree1 is Dr Zhivago. I remember the scene well. I’ve been experiencing that disconnect almost continuously (in communication) almost continuously the last few days. One has to be patient and what gets me through is I realise I’m not the only one that suffers from this. And yes, rhetorical questions are rather a bit of a waste I should think. It’s haibun night at Dverse tonight – I think I’ll take part for once. It’s Bjorn hosting.

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