Cat got my tongue…

by Joebaby on May 10, 2010

I haven’t been posting regularly and as I lay in bed this morning contemplating why, this I heard…

“What’s the matter, the cat got your tongue?”

Its an age- old question, usually from an adult to a youngster.

How many times as a kid did I stand there, looking down, not knowing how (or wanting to) put into words something that, once expressed, would cause shame or ridicule. It was typically over one of two things.

I was caught doing something I’d get in trouble for, or…

I’d witnessed something beautiful, and either didn’t have the words to express it… or I was ashamed that, when I attempted to put into words the incredible magic of what I’d beheld, I’d be ridiculed…

This is exactly why I’ve been mute… I’ve been afraid to put into words the incredibleness of my experience, afraid to feel the rejection of my youth, a rejection we all have felt when we attempted to share the magicalness and beauty of life to grownups that had forgotten, or never even knew.

Writing this, I’m healing a split within myself, between my left logical brain and my right intuitive brain. I’m telling the five-year-old in me that its ok to speak of the magic of life.

I also know that, if the words are true and real, if I let them fly off my tongue of their own passion and excitement and vitality, then they will be alive, they will be a kind of ‘Harry Potter’ spell, and this spell will lift the veils from our eyes so that we once again behold the absolute beauty, magic and wonder of our world…

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