Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hopeless

Daily Draw: Chinese Tarot ~ 3 of Coins

Skill. A skill I admired as soon as I understood the concept was spelling. I'm lousy at it, even though my spell check has told me many times how to spell catagory, and grammer.  And the rules of grammar. Lousy at that too, although I enjoyed the mystery aspect of sentence structure in school, too bad none of it stuck.

I'm reminded by this card of from birth skills; musical, spelling, drawing, cooking, mothering, carpentry...how truly amazing those people are whose skill is a natural. I wish them the sheer good glory of it, long may they ply.

"Me fail english? Thats unpossible." Mr. Wiggum ~ Matt Groening 1954-

11 comments:

  1. Wow, an accomplished 'Wordsmith' such as yourself having difficulties with words, kind of hard to believe. Writing is one of your accomplishments. I believe people are born with an innate ability of one kind or another and the skill and crafting of that ability takes time. You my friend have encouraged me and others with our writing, so you are kind of a Coach. Yay Sharyn!

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    1. Thank you. I don't much worry about it because I write for me, but sometimes I'll look up an old post and wonder who wrote it. That my own wordsmithing surprises me after the fact is a small pleasure.
      How does your wordsmithing arrive at a finished post? My posts usually start about three times bigger than you see and often take an hour or more. At some point I was told brevity brevity brevity, so once written I start taking words and sentences out. The cutting room floor is heaped over my head with unused words.

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  2. I live with a natural editor (my daughter); anything I write that I'm concerned about I'll hand over to her for her perusal. :)

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    1. Lucky duck...wonder where That phrase came from.
      Rob has never even looked at my blog. Just as well no doubt.

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    2. Well the blog she's not interested in, but if I have to lead a discussion for a group, she'll check my grammar and (more importantly)see if what I'm saying is easy to understand.

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    3. Ah..my system is to talk both fast and loud. Because they can hear me clearly, they are to embarrassed to ask just what it was I said. Kill them with logic...

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  3. Hmm I think a lot of what is perceived to be natural talent is just the product of primary education in the family whereby the individual acquires a quantity of 'social or cultural capital'. Everyone else bears the stigma of effort.

    I'm not much good at editing, so in my work life I write with someone who is really good at 'topping and tailing' things. I begin and she finishes - it seems to work well for us.

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  4. Everyone else bears the stigma of effort.
    That phrase rings wordsmithing skill to me.

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  5. a talent is a beautiful gift but if it is left on the shelve, nothing will happen. Even talented people have to practice practice practice....

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I welcome your thoughts. Good bad or indifferent; opinions are the lifeblood of conversation and I always learn something from a new point of view. Thank you for visiting, Sharyn