At least I can spell inept – a blog


Today I had one of those days.

Spell it out and one word appears -Inept

Inept? Let’s see what Webster says:

Adjective

  • Not elegant or graceful in expression; “an awkward prose style”; “a clumsy apology”; “his cumbersome writing style”; “if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?”.
  • Revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; “an inept remark”; “it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable”.

Inept in my life:

I’m a writer.  I definitely have “cumbersome writing style” moments or I can be so inept that I miss “it” in a particular piece of  prose. When I am inept as a writer, however, no one gets hurt. My poetry I realize can dig pretty deep. Poetry does that it can be fun loving but often poetry aims at the heart. My poetry aims at the heart in this case like a dart.

I’m also a friend. I love people and I believe am generous and sensitive. But I am also the friend who lacks tact or fails at perception. I don’t even see it when I say something that is offensive or thoughtless.  I must have been born with an inept gene. No excuse.

So what do I do to repair my prose? Tighten it up I suppose.

What do I do to repair the breach with a friend? No word can erase the message I send.

So in the future words of mine take note. Before writing or speaking, take a vote. Learn from the past trend- lest  ineptitude  become a friend.

Today’s motto: Words  are expendable- friends are not!

3 thoughts on “At least I can spell inept – a blog

  1. Inept – Not sure I agree.

    You may have moments where the writing stumbles upon it self like a newly born foal, all legs and no direction, but that is the creative process.

    Inept as a friend – I don’t think so. Will you make the out of line statement from time to time? Will you forget this event or that? Will you make an out of line comment at the wrong time? The answer is yes to all the above.

    What is important is the intent. if your head is full as all writers are, then you had no ill intent, your just overwhelmed with what is happening in your own head.

    I have read your posts and your tweets, and I believe you have the most honest of intent, regardless of the inept way it may appear to you in review.

    Welcome to humanity love, I’m glad you’re here.

    Robert E.

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