-thoughts from paradise-

There was a significant difference between thinking and writing. Writing wasn’t just the translation of interesting ideas to paper. It was its own kind of thinking, which seemed to kick in only when the pen made contact with the page, or her fingers touched the keyboard.
-Ted Dekker (The Bride Collector)

This resonated with me. I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately, but my life is so full that none of that thinking translates into writing. Maybe I need to start thinking in key words instead of complete, well-designed sentences. Then I can sit down at my computer and put the words together in a place where they can be reread and edited.  If I could download an app that would pull words out of my silent head while I work… this blog would be a lot fuller and more interesting.

But… whatever. The way I see it, crafting a beautiful sentence is never a waste – even if no one ever reads it.


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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4 Responses to -thoughts from paradise-

  1. Tama says:

    Keywords: Ruthie. Special. Gifted. Need to see again. Love her writing. Miss her. Great friend. Someday.


  2. Roy Hunsberger says:

    I disagree with your conclusion. No app could make your words fuller or more interesting than what you do yourself. Maybe your best thinking doesn’t come when you are writing it down, but no one can ever know what you are thinking unless you speak it or write it down. I think you have a great gift of crafting beautiful sentences that are always a pleasure to read.


  3. Dave says:

    What Roy said.


  4. Ginny says:

    Hi Ruthie, so nice to see your comment! I am glad you came out of hiding! How are you related to David and Kathleen, are you a Moyer? Wow, i see you are a busy person, and also very talented and thoughtful. How long have you been blogging and do you like it?


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