Everyone has different abilities and talents and all in varying degrees. We are shaped in life by our genes, our culture, our choices, and circumstances. What we do with what we have often is up to our own efforts in life.
I like words but I’m not much of a wordsmith; no novel from me is coming your way. Fortunately, I can type at about the same speed I can think which seems to be about the same speed as I speak. Collectively you get a string of somewhat coherent sentences that amount to paragraphs and, for better or worse, something to say that mostly resembles what I wanted to say.
My wife is different.
They say opposites attract but we’re not complete opposites. We’re both children of the 60s, similar age, same generation, but from different cultures. I tend to be precise and orderly and use words to accomplish objectives. My wife uses the time honored methodology of cavemen.
She is the queen of backtrack, the princess of persistence, the little engine that could, a woman who never quits.
While I want take time to figure out something and then do it right all at once and with the minimal number of steps, she is willing to go back and forth dozens times until she gets it right.
I like to play word games, drop hints, bait with the slightly ridiculous and continue to fish until it’s obvious what is going on. She either gets my word games quickly and almost effortlessly, or she doesn’t get it at all.
Either way, I get the most pleasure from her responses so we make a good couple. Well, that’s what we think. We haven’t done a survey or commissioned a poll of friends or family so they might think different.
Regardless, I love my wife for many reasons and one of them is because she wants to dance with me; cha cha cha, ballroom, jitterbug, tango, rumba, swing, line dancing, and more.
I enjoy dances with words.