College in a Suitcase

Right or Left Words?

Posted on: January 13, 2009

Do you ever feel sorry for left? I mean, if you think about it, right has so many more responsibilities. More people are right-handed than left-handed. Things are generally made for right-handed people. Right can also mean correct as in, that’s the right idea. What about left? Does it feel excluded or does it just feel special that it’s different?

At any rate, I have more positive self-talk for you again today from Real Words.

“The right words are just around the corner.”

I think this one is important and unimportant at the same time. (Pairs and opposites just like right and left would you look at that). If you think about it, you will find the right words and the way to express yourself. However, at the first draft stage, what’s more important is the words in general. Don’t worry about whether or not the words are the right words at the moment. Just worry that you have words. If you keep agonizing over the words and leave a blank sheet well then you are left with nothing right and no words. So write those words down on paper, right words or no, and then when you go back and revise as you’re reading that sentence which doesn’t sound quite right, I find that the right words often just appear. Then, of course, you give them a good scolding, but like the prodigal son, you’re just happy they finally arrived.

Miss Lissy

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2 Responses to "Right or Left Words?"

I have a few left handed friends. I always feel sorry for them. They say that left handed people don’t live as long as right handed people. :<

I know I have heard that too. I wanted to write that x number of left-handed people die every year from using things that are made for right handed people, but I had only heard that and never seen it written anywhere that could actually back it up. But yeah, I have a left-handed friend and I can see it happening to her someday. That sounds horrible, but slightly klutzy left handed people could be in danger!

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