So and And
A new friend of mine and I were talking about what it was like to be a writer and have a learning disability.
She said she came across a young woman who suffered from dyslexia, much like I do, and constantly used it as an excuse.
-I spell everything wrong so I don’t write.
-I have dyslexia so I can’t read.
My friend said she liked the fact that I shared this same hurdle, but never used the word so to make excuses.
She said I used the word and when I talked about my dyslexia.
At first I didn’t understand.
Then she gave me a couple of examples of things she had heard me say.
-I have a learning disability and it makes me more creative.
-I learn differently then most people and that’s good thing.
My friend said she wished more people would use the word and.
I smiled. I didn’t even realize I did this.
What a great compliment.
What word will you choose?