Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Show and Tell
As I sit here, I have to say I am thinking, "I've done it! I have a blog. I am a blogger!" But now the reality sets in, what on earth does that mean? I think it means, I have something to share. Remember "show and tell" in school? Everyone had something at some time that they wanted to show or an experience they wanted to tell about. Even the kids who were really shy, if they found a special treasure or something neat happened, the wanted their turn too. I think it is fundamental to our nature. We all have a voice and want to be heard. On second thought, not everyone has a voice. I recently have become acquainted with an elderly woman who has lost the use of most of her body including much, but not all, of her ability to speak. So I am learning to read eyes. Sometimes the depth of gratitude in her eyes is more than any "thank you" I have ever heard aloud. As I spoke with her about some life experiences I am having, I "heard" her say, "Yes, I have been there too." Some of us want to be heard and validated, some want to be heard and disagreed with, and others want to shock or surprise the world with their ideas. I don't have anything earth shattering to say, I'm sure. Yet, there is part of me that just can't help it when I see something that thrills me, or scares me, or makes me laugh, that I just have to share. So welcome to my "show and tell."