Sunday, February 29, 2004

I got Rochelle Riley's new book in the mail yesterday. It's a book of her columns, with topics ranging from parenthood to Sept. 11, 2001 and how that day changed America. I'm looking forward to reading it. She inspires me.

Here's a quote from her introduction about why she writes:
"Written conversations can be more powerful than the cantakerous bluster that sometimes passes for dialogue these days."
(See, I'm not passed the introduction and already quoting her.)

Maybe that's why things make more sense to me on paper -- in my own words and the words of others -- than anything I try to say, often stumbling over my own thoughts. One time Greg's counsin Quinnen (I think he's 8...) walked into a room, where multiple conversations were taking place, and said, "Stop. This is a communication wreck." He's right. Too often conversations collide. Sometimes it might be healthier and clearer for everyone to pick up a pen and string together their thoughts.