I think that the worst thing that can happen to a writer is to be misunderstood. To put something “out there” to be read that has some great meaning for oneself, and to have somebody go down some random lane and not get it.
That’s probably worse than being ignored. No. It’s definitely worse than being ignored.
Poor old Prufrock wonders, too:
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
“That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.”
Also, I wonder if I used one space or two after the periods.
2 thoughts on “just wondering”
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
St Francis seems to think the exact opposite.
I am not a writer, by any stretch of the imagination. If I was concerned about if I was understood, I would never share the Gospel. I would think that a writer, writes, because they ARE writers. A preacher, preaches, because they ARE preachers. Is it more important that, in my case, I preach, it is my heart and passion, or that every thing I say is understood or excepted?
I can understand, because I am both misunderstood and ignored. Yet, I do what I do, because it is who I am. Lives have been changed, people have converted, so in spite of my own imperfections, the Lord sees fit to use me…anyway.
I know He uses you!
i do not fix typos so why wold i overload myself with punktuation issues 🙂
if you did not understand any of this, delete it and go write
I use two spaces after a period, some where along the line I was taught to do that.