Monday, January 23, 2012

The River: Writing Challenge Day 20

Stern:  I love this word.  Overall, I am not a stern person by any stretch of the imagination but boy howdy can I put on a stern face and voice when the occasional presents itself!  It has its moments and I have the eyebrows to work it! 

2 comments:

  1. In the green post, when you mentioned your friend thinking you were "austere and stern" when she first met you, it reminded me of a number of people who've told me I was scary or intimidating when they first met me. The gap between who we think we are and how others see us is endlessly fascinating to me. I think the "truth" of our selves (to the extent that there even IS a static truth of a self) probably lives somewhere in that gap.

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  2. I like what MM said - the gap between who we think we are and how others see us - I now I wear whatever mask is required for the occasion. And I can switch masks in a blink of an eye. Clearly, I have The Voice with kids - they sure sit up and listen when they hear THAT voice - but I also know I can pull tender out of the air instantly.

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