Communication is composition,
ideally orchestrated if fortuitous enough
to grasp one another by our carefully
chosen words;

Yet too often in bright headlamps
of passing thought trains, we stand
transfixed, unable to move forward
or back, confused and confounded,
misconstrued meaning having wrung us
flat through slight inflection, unintended
direction; our own mind grasping
that tempting baton and running directly
to the finish, team long forgotten,
striding solo in self imposed isolation,
owing sadly to misinformation.

9 thoughts on “Composer

  1. I am an optimist but worry that lack of communication could spell doom for the best of intentions and relationships. Externally, due to turbulence in the political climate, the fear and suspicion that a rogue country might launch nuclear weapons. Internally, the agony as to why a certain someone didn’t say hello when I’d opened my heart to her. How no communication is the bane of our existence. Lovely, timely post, my dear friend, and these magical lines: “…our own mind grasping that tempting baton and running directly to the finish, team long forgotten, striding solo in self imposed isolation, owing sadly to misinformation.” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, it’s complicated. I don’t think most people take the time to communicate clearly – I never did years ago – didn’t know my meaning(s) would be (so) misconstrued. As was yours, sadly and sorry. I can tell you women’s brains are wired differently than men’s and that when I was your age I might have spurned your heart opening due to several issues of my own at the time. Where any sort of true attempt at connection was impossible, as I lived with too many secrets.

      As to the fraught global political climate, yikes. The shame that the US came so far with Obama and the horrible, unconscionable backlash. Provoking other nations never seems wise, but has ever been the provenance of the schoolyard bully (“Show me yours and I’ll show you mine.”)

      Meanwhile some of us do try – and I’m grateful for my little WP community of diligent souls trying to make sense of any of it. Kudos for that, and blessings on the day, Mahesh! ❀

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      1. Came across this lovely quote: β€œTreat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.”

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      2. Beautiful. Yes. Those who need goodness most are often those who find it most difficult to receive. Still, we can but try. And honestly is a given with me. However what I’ve had to learn over the years is to give honesty in a measure that the other might receive it best or remain mute for the time being. Some truly cannot hear truth and I’d rather not have them level their ire at me because they want to shoot the messenger. (Are we back to difficulty in mutual reception vis a vis communication!?) Aloha, M πŸ˜‰

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