The Box-Ticker and the Poet Argue About Qualifying Everything
» S.D. Smith
I’m learning something about myself as a thinker of thoughts and a writer of words. I must resist what I feel as a need to qualify every potentially confusing thing I write. I’m growing more comfortable with the idea that I cannot provide all the caveats I need to protect myself from being misunderstood.
I’m learning to leave more room for possible misunderstanding where it can’t be helped without really altering (damaging) what I’m aiming for. The box-ticker in me dislikes this, but the poet says, “Get used to it, Bub.”
Think about how crystal clear Jesus regularly wasn’t.
Photograph by Gina G. Smith
Note: I wrote this last week. I also scheduled it last week to be published this day. Interesting.