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#SoCS – Whoa!


Okay, bear with me. I’m going to tell you what I was thinking about the other day. It was one of those “whoa!!” moments you get, you know? Like when something comes into your head that’s so mind-blowing, you have to think back and try to remember if you’ve just smoked a joint? (For the record, I haven’t, in, like, many many years.) (Too many years to count.) (Like, really, a long time ago.) (I love stream of consciousness writing because it’s like you can’t take it back. It’s just … there.) (Like, whoa.) (Time to go back and see where I was heading with this. Just a sec.)

Oh yeah. The other day. So I was sitting in front of the computer, naturally, and I was reading, and it occurred to me that I was reading.

That’s it! That was my “whoa!!” moment. I was reading!! My eyes were deciphering these lines and squiggles on the screen and making sense of them instantaneously!! I was learning something at the rate it took my eyes to scan from one side of the page to the next. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How fast our brains are to not only recognize letters, but see them in an order that makes words make sense to us?!? It’s crazy, man!!

And now? What’s even better? My fingers are putting these letters on the screen as fast as I can think words (and spell them correctly) so that I can convey to you, (you readers!!) what I was thinking the other day.

It’s, like, WHOA!!

This totally, completely stream of consciousness post that I’m almost afraid to read before I publish because I’m not allowed to edit it (my rules) and I’ll probably delete if I do read it, is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Read (whoa) the rules at the following link and join in!

P.S. This post was written under the influence of pasta. No drugs (except caffeine) were consumed prior to the typing (whoa) of the above words. But I may open a bottle of wine now …

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “#SoCS – Whoa!

  1. Lol! sounds good! ๐Ÿ˜›


  2. Reminds me of kids. I remember my eldest daughter asking her brother how he knew, “How do you know? There’s no picture of that!”
    “It says so right here.”
    “It don’t say nothin to me.”
    Reading is Whoa!


  3. I guess that I have been doing the stream of consciousness posts all wrong, if Iโ€™m not allowed to edit. WHOA, I probably should start smoking pot again and then babble away like an idiot. I really enjoy this challenge and my stream of consciousness does involve editing, so I will just keep on going my own way.


  4. Too funny! And, as you say, amazing! I remember #4 Daughter as a wee one, paging through a book and screaming in frustrated rage at every page. She was furious because I could pull a story out of those pages and she couldn’t. YES, she’s a reader to the bone.

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  5. So amazing. Always excites me when a child reads a whole sentence unaided for the first time!


  6. A totally Whoa! moment Linda! Now I’m like, Whoa!!!!


  7. I totally agree how do we decifer these marks on the page. They are meaningless really they have only taken on meaning because we have learned them. Letters can even be jumbled up and yet we can still see the meaning?! Anywho I am have a joint today…. A joint of Lamb! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ


  8. Yes. I have had moments like that. And yes it is amazing that we see and learn and how that all happens. And we can make it happen for others. Mind blowing if you spend a moment and think about it.


  9. Ahh…just laughed out loud, again…the part about socs just being โ€œjust thereโ€ and of course, writing under the influence of pasta๐Ÿ˜‚


  10. You always make me smile, and I thank you๐ŸŒท


  11. lol. Makes perfect sense. SOC at it’s best. I love it!

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