Monday, December 04, 2006

Talking Texan

“Finished,” my third grade teacher would say.
“You’re not done. You’re finished,” she would tell us.
I would just want to tell her that I had completed what it was that she had put before us.
Every night, I face that one more thing to do feeling.
I think of how they say that in Texas.
They don’t say that the presents need wrapping.
They say the presents need wrapped.
I like the sound of that. It sounds half finished -- even before it has even been started.
When I want things done, finished, over, completed.
I just remember to start talking Texan.
−me strauss Letting me be


Anonymous said...

I can speak several languages, but I've never studied Texan. Never been there, either. But I do know that language is powerful. So I guess we can trick our minds into thinking we're ahead before we even start.

Today's Monday. I think I'll try it! :0

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

It's a very powerful thing to feel that you're half done when the world is beginning to be overwhelming. :)

Janus Torrell said...

Somethings just sound better with a hint of optimism. Now I got some blogs to read and get commented.

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

That optimism does it!
I guess you best be gone then. :)