Tagged as #listening.


enemies

I'm one of those people who would do just about anything to get out of an argument, so much so that I sometimes have to resort to never being wrong about anything in the first place. If you're like me you will have a contingency for everything, and if you're not like me, just take whatever I say on faith until you change.
Ecard text: i am sorry i didnt listen to you but sometimes it is difficult to hear things over the screams of the enemies i have trapped in my mind.

listening

Sometimes, when I am enjoying the richness that is my inner-life, I notice that peoples mouths are moving. If I then observe their eyes are looking in my direction, I try to remember to nod musingly, once or twice, as if in profound agreement. Today's card? That's for when I forget.
Ecard text: I'm sorry I forgot to pretend I was listening to your nonsense.

yap yap yap

These days, on an almost daily basis, I find myself needing to apologize to someone. Sometimes I even need to apologize sincerely. When that happens, I make a wrongcard. Then I ask myself 'what have I got to apologize for?' and, instead of sending it, I eat a muffin. It's a pretty good system really.
Ecard text: I'm sorry I don't always know what you want me to do, maybe if you said less I'd know which parts to pay attention to.