Life’s Too Short


A little reminder to me and anyone else who spends too much time
worrying that something said or written might have been misconstrued:

AGNES by Tony Cochran

Trout does make an excellent point.
And I’m going to try hard to remember this.

12 thoughts on “Life’s Too Short

  1. Ayup. I’ve done a lot of thinking about this of late….have wasted far too much time worrying how things can get misinterpreted or misconstrued. It’s back to that old adage about writing for “an audience of one.” How else to write the book *I’ve* envisioned?


    • I know this is an especially big issue for you and your memoir. I have a hard enough time just in my personal life of email and phone calls, etc. I can only imagine the tendency to become paralyzed by worry over hurt feelings when you’re recounting a lifetime’s worth of stories.

      Maybe print out this strip and tape it to your computer? ๐Ÿ™‚


    • It’s such a colossal waste of energy to replay things in my head or dissect emails, etc. I’m better than I used to be but still have a ways to go. I need a little Trout on my shoulder to whisper in my ear.


  2. Yep, I learned the value of that point in undergrad. My life has been so much better. Every now and then (maybe twice a year) I have regressive moment and quickly snap back to my sense. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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