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#252: To be or not to be January 24, 2012

self-portrait: to be or not to be..

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We are taking the subway together and walking from the parking lot to the terminal.  As usual, I am chatting away. 

“Shhhh,” says my husband.

“Why can’t we talk?  Look around.  See all these people talking to each other?”

“They are having a conversation,” he says.  “With you it’s a soliloquy. It’s like you are doing Hamlet all the time.  ‘To be or not to be.  That is the question…'”

Well, really.  Tell me how you really feel!  🙂


#210: Silence is Golden November 28, 2011

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I’m on a plane with my sleep mask and earplugs beginning a 2 hour flight to Birmingham.  I’m sure my husband is thrilled that I’ll be sleeping, not talking.  We haven’t taken off yet.  For the last 5-10 minutes I’ve been trying to fall asleep.  After 15 unsuccessful minutes, I pull down the mask, look at my husband and say “I can’t fall asleep.”  He looks at me and says “Don’t give up so easily.  Hang in there.”  🙂




#193: If my husband could make anyone in the world stop talking for 24 hours November 2, 2011

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This Soviet war poster conveys the message: &q...

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I’m afraid it would be me.  I’ve mentioned before that I am a talker.  If I were silent for 24 hours, I bet my husband would miss my chatter.  Maybe not during the first half of the day but certainly in the 20th hour.  It would be mighty quiet in our house.  He would have been able to think and focus for a long time and would realize that thinking is overrated.  He would surely be missing all my memories, silliness, and meaningless banter. 

If I could make anyone in the world talk more for 24 hours it would be my son.  He is very quiet.  He definitely does not take after his Mom in the talking department.  🙂