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Is there an actual term for “word constipation”? Is there a cure? 

My words have been very slow to come, when they do. Is this how my godmother, Ninang Deling, felt when she drew a blank casting for the English word for orange or something as seemingly simple to me? Ninang Deling’s stroke was the cause for her loss of words. In one way, the stroke made her stronger, feisty, the kind of woman I suspected she was before she reunited with her husband about 30 years later in another country. Fortunately, she physically came back from her stroke. 

Me, no stroke, thank goodness. Knock on wood. Not my head, please. I have been...am...word constipated because, oh, this is so trite after having brought up Ninang Deling, I was feeling down in the mouth. Quite. Not so much now. The words are showing up on the blank page. 

It’s baby steps again.

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  1. We love you Susie! Gene and I both do and word constipation will not last, not for our Susie!
    I'm always thinking you go from painting to gardening to sorting to cooking to cutting hair and beards! It's gonna come around.
    Deb loves you!!

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    1. Thank goodness for all the distractions! :-) Love ya, Kepola Deb and Gene.

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  2. I believe it's called writer's block. And it's normal. Especially in these abnormal times. Welcome back.

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    1. Writer’s block, hahahah, how could I forget that term? I ought to imagine them as blocks of ice. Hmmm, that could be a cartoon of sorts. Thank goodness, I didn’t lose my imagination. What a horrible thought.

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  3. Welcome back Susie, you've been missed. I'm glad you're okay health-wise, yes, writer's block can happen and it's normal - I've had it myself a few times but fortunately only for a day or two, and the last two years of abnormality won't have helped either. I love the picture, it's so bright and colourful :)

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    1. Thanks, Eunice, for the kind words. Boooooo to writer’s block! The picture is looking outside into our back yard. Mama’s scarves are part of the curtains I made. Thanks for dropping by. :-)

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    2. Thanks, Eunice, for the kind words. Boooooo to writer’s block! The picture is looking outside into our back yard. Mama’s scarves are part of the curtains I made. Thanks for dropping by. :-)

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  4. You are back and that's what counts! I am so happy hubby and Molly are doing well. The mojo will come back..how are your knees? You were having issues with that. My sister is going for knee surgery this Friday-knee replacement. She had her hip done just last September. I am glad you are writing and taking in the sun even when it rains.

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    1. I said yes to the knee-ripping/replacement specialist in January. We’re waiting for the local hospital to be able to handle noncovid patients again. We’re a small rural city. I could go elsewhere like most in town do, but that requires too much logistical planning that I don’t want to do.

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  5. SUSIEEEEEE! :) ... there you are! :D ... ** waves arms in the air and runs around in circles like Kermit**

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    1. Widddddddddddddersssssss! I’m running alongside with my arms in the air dancing like I don’t care. And, I don’t. :-)

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