111 posts and still my spelling is showing no signs of improvement. In fact, it has gotten worse. I still have to struggle through every word, I still get letters mixed up and misaligned. I thought that all this practice in the exact order of written communication would help my memory, would help jump start the motor to phonetics, but no. It has made me more confident to make errors, to triple check every word less of a frightful panic.
I never thought I would say this, but thank god for voice typing, I can’t wait until I get enough confidence in technology or under go the demagnetification process for my fingers to tackle this new feat.
I love the written word, but lord does it scare me.
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The irony or, more likely, just the truth of it all is that the one most challenged with words is the one who writes them most eloquently. Your prose shows the slightest hint of the challenge behind the spelling and syntax. Perhaps it is that affect where brilliance moves about the ordinary, and few notice – until the light goes on and then we all see it. Brilliant.