Friday, January 18, 2013

My New Job As a Thesaurus

It’s funny to think that Westly only has so many words he knows how to say and use to communicate. Last I counted there were around 15 regular words he uses daily, such as “more, ball, phone, car, water, waffle, paci, Daddy, Mama, Papa, Nana…” to name a few. I can see why sometimes he gets frustrated in his communication. He wishes he could say more, but he doesn’t know the words yet.

I sometimes feel like this as a writer. I have a pretty good vocabulary, but it’s nowhere near where I’d like it to be. There are times when I’m describing a scene, or a character’s inner feelings, and get frustrated because I can’t quite find the right word. Thankfully I have a dictionary and thesaurus to consult.

Poor Westly doesn’t . Well, maybe he does. He has me. I definitely need to work on helping him say new words. I don’t always have the patience or focus to work with him on his speech. But I need to. I need to be his thesaurus.

God knows I need mine.

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