Wednesday, 21 May 2014
In Which My Words Disappear
I've noticed a terrible development over the past 12 months, particularly. When I am in the middle of assignment-writing and preparing for exams my conversational language seems to evaporate. I just can't find the words for simple things and I am left waving my hands around hoping someone will figure out what was meant to be in my brain. My children think this is wildly amusing. My children's friends (specifically, the Year 11's and 12's at school) think this is wildly amusing. Glad I could entertain you guys! You'll be my age one day and your words will disappear too. I promise.
Fortunately my written language remains intact. Perhaps that's because I type just a little slower than I talk? Or maybe because I can stop mid-sentence and think before I continue on?
As of the end of next week I will only have about six assignments left to write. Ever. Therein lies my hope to regain my conversational language....