Tag Archives: shyness

4 words

just returned from a weekend in Connecticut, a guest of my friend W at this 18th century farmhouse, amongst 9 other people. i don’t know why it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to find my voice. i can say … Continue reading

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the sea on your head

there are moments when shyness is a raft, cast adrift in the sea, never quite reaching shore. ok. i get the “never quite reaching shore” part, but what makes shyness a raft? I don’t get it. shyness is a weight. … Continue reading

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a predicament

is shyness a disorder, a characteristic, a trait, a color, or something other? is it good or bad to have it? and if one does have it, should one pretend it isn’t there? And what is the best way to … Continue reading

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3 minutes

the city unfolds itself above me and who was i not to yield? granted i had often thought i would fold up within it but i have the dangerous habit of making assumptions when none are called for. but i … Continue reading

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trust me

i have to tell myself, it’s ok it’s ok not to say anything silence can be a good thing you don’t really need to say anything all of the time sometimes it’s best not to and it’s really ok it … Continue reading

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unalone wolf

I ended my nearly 48 hours of not speaking to anyone but cashiers and front desk clerks around 9pm this evening when my mother called. It was very very tempting to extend the duration, but how can you not answer … Continue reading

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