Wednesday, February 3, 2010

soft balls of forgiveness

i was interviewed saturday on the get real radio station 107.1 & listened to it later with my mom, who had missed it. i heard myself say "um" maybe a hundred times! oi! well...bless my 11 year old son who later told me that "um" is just thinking & there's nothing wrong with it. i'm working on taking that in.


Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I like that idea of an um being a pause for thought, a spot of thinking with sound attached. I umm and ahh my way through the day at times too... interviews and the like especially so.

hatjunkie said...

I just love it when my son is kind to me. I find it hard to listen to myself. My voice always seems higher.

ABCcreativity said...

sending a soft gentle hug.

Ange said...

I listened last Saturday, and all I remember is goodness.

Kolleen said...

your 11 year old is so right!! what a tender heart he has!!!

happy happy wednesday! i love your blog by the way!


Faiza said...

i prefer when people ummmmm in conversations with me rather than barrell their way through. i feel a lot of respect in the time they are taking to respond and contribute.

your art today is beautiful.

chrissy said...

from the mouths of babes.
i LOVE the simple wisdom of children don't you?
"just thinking"
how wonderful!
how can i listen to your interview?
i am certain i would LOVE it.
you are such a sweet person.
i think i need to create a few soft balls of my own.
thanks for the gentle reminder.

Susie Lubell said...

uch, how much do I love your son! what a gem. Yes, those ums are just you thinking, even meditating...uuuuummmmmmm. cleansing breath. ;)

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Just think how close um is to om! You were fabulous!

aimee said...

i just adore the figures that emerge from your intertwined shapes - they look like they are in a constant, fluid motion. congrats on the radio interview!

rachel awes said...

dear, dear women!...i find here so many soft balls to add to my own simmering soup...thank you so much!...reframing um to om, a soft gentle hug, affirmation of my son's kindness, ..& really truly ALL your words are a valentine. as for the request about how to listen to this radio interview, i'm about 35ish minutes into an hour long podcast, which can be found at & then go to the podcast list on the right side, then click hour 1 of the jan 23rd show. i believe that will lead you to the land of um/om!!
best brightest flowers to you all with love!

Anonymous said...

wow, gotta love your son---that's great!

Lindy Gaskill said...

I do it too. Um, I did a talk to an Art Guild and I practiced before hand and noticed I kept saying um, like a lot!

I love the positive take on it your son wise the young ones.

Kelly Berkey said...

That is just darling! I did my first vlog and freaked when I heard how many times I said "um", then did my second one and replaced the "um" with "anyhow"! How annoying is THAT? You just have to go with it!
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Lorraine said...

love all your drawings and positive thoughts very colourful and thanks for visiting my blog

suzanne cabrera said...

Can your son come to my classes? :) Great words of wisdom.

Briana, MA said...

beautiful art and story. i look forward to listening to your interview!
smiles to you,