Sunday, March 20, 2011

Creatively Speechless


I remember going to Warner Bros. studios and seeing this picture in a frame and for some reason, it brought tears to my eyes. There was something about knowing that the "voice" behind those characters would no longer speak for them.

Your voice conveys so much.

I have struggled with the phenomenon of texting and even blogging at times. I'm a listener that enjoys hearing the voice behind the person. Words can be easily misconstrued while texting and even blogging but hearing the voice, brings out realness and for the most part, sincerity. I can hear a person's smile in their voice. I love hearing laughter, whether on the phone or in person.

There's a reason that kids can't read at a certain age...because listening, hearing, imitating, talking, singing...it's so important.

I was talking to a friend that said that he knew that his marriage was in trouble when he and his wife were in the same room, at least 10 feet away, and instead of talking to one another, they were sending each other emails. That's sad.

Lately, I've found myself struggling with writing a blog post. My mind wanders away to people that are struggling in Japan, Libya and in our own country. I feel like the cartoon characters - speechless. I am praying that in the midst of all that goes on around me, that I will find my voice and it will be one of encouragement, support and love and most of all, hope.

But for now, I'm speechless.

20 comments:

Rae said...

Beautifully written and a very thought provoking post. There is much truth in what you have said. Yes, the happenings of the past few weeks have been very overwhelming - it has left me at a loss for words too.

Mari said...

This is so true. The events in the world are overwhelming and have left me speechless as well.

Brian Miller said...

i hear you...life is hige right now and in our faces...speechless may not be a bad place to be right now...take your time, let it come when its ready....

Formerly known as Frau said...

Lots going on in the world today to fill our ears,hearts and and heads! My prayers are full and hope is strong. I'm going to email you the 30 blog challenge list keep it in your back pocket if you feel like doing it down the road. Have a wonderful week!

Nezzy said...

What a great write sweetie. Yes, it's hard to know what to say and how to help.

God bless you and have a beautiful day!!! :o)

Helene said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes in types of situations we have going on in the world right now, the easiest thing is just to say "I have no words...."

Jill said...

I completely understand...the tragedy is almost too much to totally process...my heart goes out to all the people around the world right now and the struggles they are facing. Hard to make sense of it all...

Blessings
,Jill

Ina in Alaska said...

Yes, so much sadness out there. But also so much hope too. Look for it. xoxo

Deborah Ann said...

My dear friend, in your speechlessness...you are absolutely beautiful. I love the picture of the cartoon characters with...no voice. You really sent this message with impact.

For some events, our speech leaves us lacking. I truly love the message you made here. It speaks volumes of the beautiful girl behind it with a heart of gold...

Lin said...

While my heart is heavy for those in the world that is surviving horrible experiences, I have to find something good in the day. While one part of this earth may be suffering, there is still the wee flower blooming here in Weirdville. It is the miracle of this earth. Embrace the miracle, pally. Don't let the rest of it get you down.

Veronica Lee said...

How true!!! Beautifully written, Simone!

I'm also overwhelmed and at a loss for words with what's happening in our world.

Life with Kaishon said...

You said this so well.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

A brilliant post, Simone. I hope you continue to blog because your 'voice' encourages, entertains and educates...and I can hear your voice in your words.

Danica said...

Very true. Such a beautiful post. It's all so overwhelming right now.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

For being speechless you are eloquent in your words.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.

Buckeroomama said...

I hear you.

dana said...

You do your best work when you're speechless. That was beautiful.

Petula said...

Fabulous post. I've noticed that creative, caring souls are often moved by events and find themselves spreading comfort, love and hope through words/voice. Great perception and introspection.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Well said CCD. I miss "life" but seem to "live" in cyberspace. When I unplug I feel so much better.

With everything going on in the world it's hard to find words for a lot of things.

Hang in there, jj

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Very nice. You're so sweet, Simone.

 

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