Living in this age where you have to capture life while life is coming at you is exhausting. Even with a camera in hand I sometimes find myself not wanting to film a thing while I am enjoying the moment. Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m not ready to prove that I was there every single time. Some moments are just meant to be between you and I. Everyone doesn’t need to know everything. Continue reading
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Talk to me
Trust me with your words wrapped in emotions
Tell me your pain or pleasure, own it
Take your time, relive each moment if you must
Every word I’ve known has tried it’s hand at you
No meaning alone grasps your subtleties
You just know that you know more than you’ve seen
Pride & pain dance in vein knowing that you’ll outlast their routine
Ask what you will
Many mysteries want to be solved
Tell me what you want
Let me believe with you in that which gets the best of you
SPEAK in such a way that others love to LISTEN to you.
LISTEN in such a way that others love to SPEAK to you.
“I write to explore, not to excite.” – Stephen Quammie
After having a discussion with a friend of mine who is getting ready to publish another Ebook, I found myself stuck on this one line I said. I am always curious where one line will take me. Will I write something with ease or will it be an uphill battle?
I don’t really aim to grab anyone’s attention (yes, as a Writer I want to be read), I want to have a conversation, or a journey of sorts. I want my words to not only represent me, but to also be an extension of you. I don’t know you & you don’t know me, but on some level after scratching the surface, we aren’t all that different. I want to figure out what makes us click, while celebrating our differences.
You guys push me to be better. You inspire me with your vivid stories & gripping visuals. Looking at your world allows me to write & express things that are outside of my realm of knowledge or experience, but through connecting with you I am able to take on your joys & pains with you, in my own way.
Sometimes I’m not really writing about myself at all, I’ve just become the face of what someone is feeling because it’s easier to see & accept things from a distance. (Speaking of which, I need to get my eyes checked.)
I say all of that, to say this:
Life would be pretty boring without you. Thanks for being my muses.
Much love & respect,
Stephen Quammie (The Wandering Mind)
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This is true for a few women that I know. They ask me what I think & as soon as I give them an answer they say,
“Why would you say that!?”
“Well I’m not saying that you’re wrong, but you’re not right either.”
“I should ask _____. (Why am I asking you?)”
Which leads me to think that I really should just echo their sentiments to make them feel better, rather than actually wasting my time & energy putting thought into an honest response.
What do you want me to say?
If you just want to hear what you want, get a parrot or some cheerleaders. Don’t ask me what I think, because you might be surprised by what comes out of my mouth (and you might not like it).
If you want somebody to stroke your ego even when you’re in the wrong, choose carefully & don’t choose me.
“The truth will set you free… But it will probably piss you off first.”
I’m not saying that what I say is the absolute & undisputed “truth”, but it is my truth because that is what I believe in that moment based on what I have come to know. Sometimes I will play “devil’s advocate” & other times I will simply state something & leave it open to your interpretation.
We don’t have to agree on everything (or anything for that matter).
“Why won’t you lie to me? Lie to me, baby. Lie to me baby, one last time…” ~ George Nozuka, Lie To Me
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