Word worrier

Words are getting harder to find, not because they are hiding but because other things are butting in.

Music is one of them. I love music’s ability to hit almost any emotion right on the head. It’s just that there is so much of it.  I rather liked it better when I chose my own music on the radio, on my disc player, attending opera.

Film/Video is one of them. I love video’s ability to show me images I don’t have to conjure up all by myself. It’s just that there are so many of them.  I rather liked it better when I chose to go to the movies, play a videotape, turn on the television.

Social media is one of them. I love e-mail-twitter-linked-in-facebook-blog-second-life’s ability to connect us. It’s just that there are so many of them. I rather liked it better when I chose to connect or not connect without feeling I was neglecting the human race if I did not.

Although words remain supporting players in all media, I get lonesome for words standing solo, as they do in books. I love e-books and audio books for their ability to expand words’ reach. It’s just that I rather like it better when I can hold one, keep it on a shelf to look at sometimes.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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