You know that critical moment in conversation where you should have something profound and worth quoting for years to come to say and you just can’t seem to find it? Then you my dear, have experienced LOWS (Lack Of Words Syndrome). Is there a cure? Not really, being that it’s not a disease, just a circumstance. But it sure is a pain.
If you don’t know what I’m speaking of, let me run by a few average scenarios…
Say you and a close friend are having an important conversation, they tell you something they have NEVER told anyone, ever and they decided to confide in you. All of a sudden the breath is knocked out of you, you want to say something helpful, or even sympathetic, but no words come. Your tongue rests uselessly in the bottom of your mouth and your mind seems to come to a complete halt. At this point you feel like a terrible friend and yet you STILL can’t find those words.
Another one could be, you and a friend (or enemy) are having a debate, maybe for fun maybe for something you care about or maybe even both. After the presentation of carefully carved comments, they bring out one like none before. Suddenly, you are struck by LOWS and before you know it, you’ve lost the debate.
Those are just two out of many complex scenarios possible. LOWS is highly frustrating but almost unavoidable. In some situations, silence could be just as comfortable as the softest of words, or sharper than the best cut you could possibly come up with. But you must learn, while LOWS has no known cure, reading allot destroys many opportunities that LOWS tends to come up in. I hope you’ve found this either useful or at least amusing.
Live long and prosper, Tori Lynn.