Go

She didn’t use words. She didn’t expect me to listen. I saw what I expected to hear in the line of her jaw, the curl of her fingers. I read my deficiencies in her silence: an unfaithful translation of our love story.


20 responses to “Go

  1. So much is said in the silences. I love how you’ve chosen such delicate body language (the curl of her fingers) for imagery. Wonderfully done.

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  2. Beautiful..silence speaks a lot too!

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  3. We can say so much without speaking. Nice.

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  4. “I read my deficiencies in her silence” – very powerful!

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  5. The power of silence. Great take on the prompt.

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  6. “I saw what I expected to hear in the line of her jaw.” <–that is pretty awesome.

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  7. So beautiful – that last line really hit me like a punch in the gut, such a simple statement but a truth that I think all of us can understand. I, too, have read my deficiencies in a silence.

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  8. Oh my goodness…such power in short sentences and simple words. I loved this.

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  9. A beautiful, exquisite depiction of the hurt and anger and assumptions. Powerful title, too.

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  10. Really amazing use of words.

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  11. How terrible it is to be judged, even silently. It , to me, is one of the worst forms of abuse- Abuse of the self-esteem of another.

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  12. Oh, yeah. It’s all those expectations that get in the way. Love the imagery!

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  13. I liked how the narrator could get the whole story without any words. So true.

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  14. “I saw what I expected to hear…” So powerful and so often true. It’s too bad when things come that that, but at some point words become unnecessary.

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  15. Unfaithful translation of our love story…sigh! So well done.

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  16. Silence sometimes speaks volumes as does body language. Always wonderful visiting your words! P.S. I’m laughing about “Garbleblaster”. My mind thought I wrote that, but apparently my fingers didn’t listen. Happens!

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  17. You have such a deft hand at magnifying a moment to meaningful proportions, Christine.

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  18. ‘I saw what I expected to hear’ – such powerful words. ‘I read my deficiencies in her silence’ – such sad ones.

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