Saturday, May 02, 2009

Pointed Writing

Thesis, example, example, example, concluding statement...

Why didn't I ever learn that simple five-paragraph essay formula in Grade 10 English? For almost four years I have been burbling along in this blog, happily ruminating on whatever transpired that still clings to my thoughts at the end of the day.

You get to know who I am and a little bit about how my mind works. If you want that. Now that I'm learning to hone, pare and tighten, I'm a little embarrassed by the early work. Yet that work got me here, to this point. All that has come before has prepared us for this moment.

The developing lives of our families is also very similar. They start out simply, deepen over time, learn to communicate more succinctly, make their point graciously.

I hope I can read my family like a good book. Savouring every page of their life, every nuance of their bearing, pouring over the details of their story so I can know how it ends. Think about it.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I'm no expert, just a guy who knows what he likes even if he doesn't know why, and I have to say your early writing on the blog was really good, and I'd hate for you to judge it too harshly. It always had a natural flow with a note of sincerity that no class in the world can teach you if you don't have a natural bent for it. You had the bent for it from the very beginning as far as I'm concerned.
    Brother Brad