Just some thoughts:
THE RIGHT WORDS
Who among us has not found difficulty in finding the words to say. The right words.
Many years ago during the middle of the night in a violent Indiana thunderstorm one of our very young children walked into our bedroom. Standing beside our bed he said to me; “It’s stormin’ bad outside, you wouldn’t be near as scared if I got in bed with you would you?” I think he had some words turned around but I got his meaning. We all have had trouble expressing ourselves as we might want.
Maybe that special time wanting to say a thank you, express our feelings, emotions, affection and just can’t find the words.
Some folks can find the words but often they aren’t exactly the words they might want. Or the words they do choose can leave a bit of confusion. We think we know what they mean but not sure about the right choices in trying to communicate.
Probably no one fits that mold better than the baseball great, Hall of Fame member of the New York Yankees, Yogi Berra.
Try a few of these on for size coming from Berra.
He once said about his wife; “We have a good time together even when we’re not together.”
“Public speaking is one of the best things I hate.”
“He’s learning me all his experience.”
“If people don’t want to come out to the park nobody’s going to stop them.”
“Don’t get me right, I’m just asking.”
“If you don’t know where you’re going you might not get there.”
“Why buy good luggage you only use it when you travel.”
“You can observe a lot by watching.”
Once when his position of catcher was change and he was put in left field he said of playing that position: “It gets late early out here.”
“Nobody goes there anymore it’s too crowded.”
What one of us has not had this thought:“I love movies when I like them.”
“If you don’t go to their funeral, they won’t come to yours”.
Possibly the most fitting for today’s world:
“The future ain’t what it used to be.”
We get it Yogi, we get it.
==========================================November 20, 2019