Not too close and yet not too far

Got to let you know how I feel

Hold my hands and walk with me

Not too close that we step on each other

Not too far to look like we are moving away from one another

Not too fast to drag me with you

Not too slow to make me drag you

With enough space to let us breathe

And enjoy the ‘us’ with considerable ease

I don’t know what the heck that is. Is it poetry? or is it prose? I don’t care. It is just an expression.

Yesterday was a pretty interesting day and the above text (let us make it generic) was the outcome of some serious discussions that happened during the lunch with my close friends, where I was telling them how I feel a relationship should be (a marital relationship I mean). What do you think?

 

 

 

Is Texting good for the language ?

I came across this video yesterday and liked it. We all text. I used to not text much earlier, what with my earlier primitive phone and its small and hard keys and my big fingers, which ain’t a good combination at all. But with the new touch screen and a bigger and cooler phone and thanks to WhatsApp and the groups that I am part of, my texting has increased almost by 75% if not more. And half the time the auto correct does the work by itself by suggesting appropriate words even before I could think of them, even though there have been times when it has done more damage. Not to mention the spell check facility. That doesn’t still prevent me from interchanging words like magnanimous and magnificent or humming tree and hanging tree… I ain’t no linguist but then texting at this age does help a lot and yes, as this professor says, I wouldn’t use the same abbreviations  (even though I don’t do that unless I am tired or pissed off) I use on my texts when I actually write something else like this post or an email etc. It would be very weird.  What do you think ? Do you agree with the professor ? Is your vote yes or no, on this topic ?