Am I too talkative? Too chatty? You guys… Do I… Do I talk too much!?
You choose to subject yourselves to my ramblings on here, so that is on you. BUT, for those of you I interact with in the real world, do I flap my gums worse than a coked out flapper?
Now, I only ask because there are times where I will be having a conversation with someone and realize that I have accidentally cut them off, interjected at the wrong time, or finished their sentence without realizing it… I feel terrible! I SWEAR I am not (normally) like this. I don’t set out in a conversation like those assholes with an agenda who try to steer conversations toward their own desires and topics they would rather talk about, I just have a brain that rabbit trails really quickly and sometimes my thoughts make it out of my mouth before I realize what has happened.
While sipping an almond cappuccino the other day I had the shocking realization… when I stopped and listened, really listened, I was able to engage in a conversation on an entirely different level. There are people that bring this trait out in me, perhaps because they are the bees (knees) or maybe it is because I care for them deeply, either way it made me realize how I need to remove the cotton from my ears more often.
“Think before you speak” “Be slow to speak, quick to listen” “Do not speak until spoken to” “Live a quiet life and make things with your hands”…
Unzipping the sleeping bags wrapped around my ears, keeping my mouth shut and drink in life’s many surprises, like the tropical drink that it is (sweet and a little mysterious) is something I want to focus on.
One of these days the rabbit trails I venture down will be considered a little more carefully. Until then, I will don a beaded dress, ruffle my feathers and flap on by.