Monday, November 30, 2009

Speaking in Riddles

There was a debate around the supper table last night. I have to say that I dislike debates. They always seem to me to be about defending one's own viewpoint, or picking holes in those of one's 'opponents'. No openness to the possibility of changing one's view. Hmmmm. I really prefer dialogue, I think.

I made this page about a month ago, apropos of nothing, really. (Drawing, magazine cutout, page from 50's Pitman shorthand exercise book.)

12 comments:

kendalee said...

I completely agree! Completely. Conversation, dialogue, great! Rigidly arguing a point... no matter what. What's the point?!

~Valentina~ said...

OMG! I super agree with you and I was talking about that yesterday :) Love a good smart conversation, but definitely arguing it's not on my character.

Linda Sue said...

Rarely can i converse with one man in this house- usually has an axe to grind- will even argue with himself especially if no one participates- I find it amusing now , didn't always...After this 'training' I tolerate vociferous close minded know it alls much better, take it with a grain of assault...ass being the operative...

Linda Sue said...

I do love the page you have done!What is to become of all of your pages? Are you going to publish them- I would like that very much! My own anairam by the bedside and on the coffee table, in the library and by the loo...where our best reading gets done...

Leenie said...

Your page is a very fine design!

I avoid loud conflict even when I think I am very right. Wimp,maybe--no--no argument I'm a wimp. But I do like conversation.

LOL about Linda Sue's comment. Getting visions of you standing by her bed or her loo with that great book in hand waiting for the next reader. Sorry, overimaginative is another of my faults.

nathalie et cetera said...

Great page. I really like how you interpret life.
I have a personal request. Would you mind writing me at nathg555@yahoo.com
Thank you!

frayedattheedge said...

I would rather have a discussion than a debate!! I love your page - your work always makes me want to get my pens and pencils out!!

Sarah said...

I like the page-and how it has become more meaningful now! I can see what you mean about debates versus dialogues. SOmething to think about!

Candace said...

So so appropriate. I just want to scream sometimes... boy, that would shut them up. lol.
The graphic here is very telling and shows how I feel many times about this very subject. A big red ?
Missed you as well!
Candace

Fruenswerk said...

Supernice collage :)

aimee said...

fabulous!! it goes so well with the story! i'm not a debate person, either.

Freshly Found said...

I am all about dialogue - and leaving options open and appreciating different points of view! Lots of gray - no need to be black and white!