what we have is a failure to communicate

This stuff, these words, letters. Such meaningless abstract squiggles and shapes, but with so much power to inform, and misguide.

I get it wrong in writing all the time. Pretty much everyday I write something that is read with a meaning other than that which I intended. The weird thing is, it’s the inconsequential means of communication that do the most harm. The quick, off the cuff email, or (most commonly) the text. How hard to convey tone of voice and emotion in 160 characters?

I need to be more careful with how I communicate. I always know what I want to say, I always know what I mean, but to pass that on to another with the meaning intact? That takes some doing.

So while I learn, please, accept this apology for everytime I hurt with words or a perceived callous tone. Chances are I never meant it, and I’m just as upset about it as you are.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Captain caveman on April 28th 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I think the key thing is never to take yourself too seriously.


  2. Posted by thetrickykid on April 29th 2010 at 6:58 am

    You are a leaf on the breeze.


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