Give Me a Minute

I’ll get it–I will!
I just need a minute or two to think about it…or, you know, purposely NOT think about it. (Because for whatever reason, THAT works.)

We all suffer on occasion from that “tip of the tongue” thing.
Which, by the way, has a scientific name.
Lethologica is the inability to remember a particular word.

Of course, I am able to tell you EVERYTHING else about the misplaced word, everything except what it is. But with enough clues, you’ll get it.

Communication is a team effort.

If only you were here to tell me why I walked into this room

A mental quandary which also has a scientific title.
The Boundary Effect is caused by the brain adjusting to the boundary event–entering a new room–and moving on to a new thought.

When I’m out walking
I strut my stuff
And I’m so strung out
I’m high as a kite
I just might stop to check you out


Back out and reenter as needed.
This might explain how I have fifty projects going and nothing complete.

Give me a minute, though…I’ve almost got it.
With a bounce in my step and a tune on my tongue, it’s all good.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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1 Response to Give Me a Minute

  1. Heidi says:

    I suffer from the same. I can supply missing words for others, but when I’m reaching for one for myself they are elusive! I usually will remember them at 3 am, put it back into the thought I had been thinking…and then, not be able to go back to sleep.
    I’m glad there’s a word for it…which I’ve promptly forgotten!

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