I've looked back at my first four entries in this journal and realize that I can be quite wordy. Which makes sense because that's how I speak as well. I tend to paint pictures with my words, leaving no corner of the canvas untouched. Over the course of many years, I've discovered that my speaking style produces two possible reactions in people 1) intrigued interest, or 2) a desire to tear the eyeballs out of one's own head. There seems to be no in-between.