Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Emotions From Words

I always love it when something on the exterior makes something happen on the inside. Yes, men often love to be stoic and keep their emotions in check, but to me nothing feels better than being touched on an emotional level.

Though I’ve seen the movie Bliss (the Aussie one) hundreds of times; I still become totally emotional by the beauty of its ending. There has to be a film that affects each of us. I still get choked up when I think of some of the animals that are no longer in my life.

Sometimes I will write something that affects me as well, even my fiction. Recently, Melissa, a poster on the CCM forum (or is that the DSCM?) mentioned a quote from my Starry Night article where I said, “I so love it here.” I was reminded that I was choked up when those words flowed from my fingers. Another was in the article about cupcakes when I was talking about sharing cupcakes with my friend Jody. I was totally losing it by the time I got to the part about the stripped string around the box.

Sometimes to the reader it may seem that I just use words to fill a page. I swear I don’t have a quota. I feel fortunate I can post an article every day; often with a little heart mixed in. My quest for the proper words and their constant rearrangement sometimes pays off with an emotional gift for me. Hopefully they occasionally pay off for those of you who visit every day and allow my words to enter your minds and become a part of your lives.


Blogger Boo7 said...

WOW Guy....powerful picture to your post today!! The pic and your post speak to me on so many different levels this morning and will be carrying them with me on my travels through the day today.....:)

7:13 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I, too love that photo, Boo. That eye looks very much like my cupcake friend, Jody.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous portosan said...

Nothing chokes me up more than your words:

"8th street log flume ride"

Thank you Guy.

8:39 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Port, that sort of idea only comes about once in a life time.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Why do so many men try so hard to be stoic and keep their emotions in check? Glad to "meet" a man who appreciates "being touched on an emotional level."

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, they don't want to slide down the pecking order of the heard. This means no emotions and especially no doctors or hearing aids.

I don't have a heard that I run with, so for me it doesn't matter. All I have is my blog and you faithful readers who like it when I do things that are out of the ordinary or just plain stupid...

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Moosehead said...

Ahh... but Guy... you are heard by your readers, so that would make you one of the heard.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

>>Ahh... but Guy... you are heard by your readers, so that would make you one of the heard<<

I herd that!!

7:25 PM  

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