Thursday, 14 May 2009

Where is that missing word?

I keep misplacing something, well quite a number of things really.

Up till recently, I've lived my life in my usual scatterbrained fashion and when I say scatterbrained I don't mean slightly airy fairy, I'm talking about the dim witted and bemused variety of muddled brain function, particular to a woman of my age.

If it wasn't for the handy little thesaurus and synonyms function on this computer, you wouldn't get a coherent word from me.

No, writing isn't much of a problem, (but obviously, I'll let you be the judge of that!) my major headache is the skill of holding a normal, everyday conversation. My attempts consist of lots of broken sentences and phrases and plenty of blank stares as I rake my empty brain for that missing word.

Forgetting words is a particular talent of mine, unusual in a writer, don't you think? My family used to finish my sentences for me, but now even they are struggling. Have they lost the skill or have I just got worse?

1 comment:

  1. I understand this feeling well and I don't think it is all to do with age. I'm 27 and have this problem. Maybe it's a writer thing? I like to think of myself as a writer but in general conversation my mind will inexplicably fail and I'm left stuttering around the word that would make my utterances profound. I'm left sounding like a stuttering imbecile with the attention span of a gnat!