Express yourself to respect yourself (TM Madonna)

Okay, so the response to this prompt about not being able to verbally express yourself is kind of a gimme.

After my car accident and the coma, I had word finding problems, which is common for head injury.  That didn’t make it more manageable at the time. It took me sooo long to get a sentence out, because I was trying to remember what I wanted to say!  I felt so awkward with my friends because I felt so damaged and inadequate.  My friend Darren from rehab was such a blessing for me during that time, ’cause we both spoke slowly, so I didn’t feel inadequate around him. I also remember the frustration I felt at not being able to communicate with others, and fearing that I wouldn’t get better; that I’d be trapped inside myself.

However. That was a specific and unique event, one from which I have recovered pretty well. To address what I think is the spirit of the prompt and think about difficulty communicating, even when I’m at my best, I think about my fiance, Cohiba. There are a lot of things for which the spoken (written, whatever) word is simply inadequate.  Putting the strength of my love for Cohiba into words is a challenge, so I might snuggle against him.

Here are some other verbose and garrulous bloggers. (I’m getting ready to take the GREs tomorrow – can you tell?)

  1. Dapper Ducks (Expression) | photo potpourri
  2. breaking the barrier of sorts | wannabepoet
  4. Daily Prompt: Express yourself – Time for another vacation | littlegirlstory
  5. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | Under the Monkey Tree
  6. F You! | Crossroads
  7. Part 2 – Sang Out Loud | Shiwanidoez
  8. Duncan’s Monthly Special! #2 | Neva Samaki
  9. Expressed |
  10. If you love to walk | Nature Activities
  11. Running Lines | The Ambitious Drifter
  12. Unsp♡k∈n | ⓜ∈t•ⓐRVh∈∈•n✪iⓐ
  13. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself « Mama Bear Musings
  14. Thanks That Are, Are Better Than What Could Have Been And Never Was | The Jittery Goat
  15. Anniemation Floe
  16. Can anyone teach how to express Anger?? | મન ની વાત
  17. To my anonymous attacker | alienorajt
  18. To Write With a Broken Pencil is Pointless
  19. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Express Yourself – Heartbreak
  20. My brother | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me
  21. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | The Story of a Guy
  22. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | Completely Disappear
  23. Betrayal | dawnyhosking
  24. How To Write A Formal Letter Of Complaint « froodian pseudoanalysis

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