Labyrinthine Love #1LinerWeds

Sometimes, talking to my husband is difficult, not because he doesn’t like to talk, but because, like his precious late mother before him, one thought leads to another and, before you know it, a simple sentence becomes fraught with asides, qualifications, and embellishments, which seems to be more prevalent in older people, insofar as I can tell, judging by Charlie’s mother and my great-grandmother, who could follow her own thought through any number of digressions and (we experimented) interruptions, and eventually come back to her point.

So the other day, I interrupted Charlie, not as an experiment, but because the subject was slipping away from me. I simply could not follow him through that baroque labyrinth of syntax.

What he said was priceless, and will always stay with me:

My associations are rich.

That’s it. That explains everything. I love it.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone explains something very complex in half a dozen or fewer words.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Labyrinthine Love #1LinerWeds

  1. John Holton

    September 4, 2019 at 10:47am

    That’s like when Mary attempts to explain a book she’s reading to me.

    I used to have these moments in the classroom where I’d try to explain something, and the explanations were so convoluted that even I couldn’t follow them. One day after one such explanation, someone asked “Could you repeat that?” My reply was “I doubt it…”

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  2. Ally Bean

    September 4, 2019 at 1:40pm

    Oh, that’s a classic comment. Never let him forget it.

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  3. Mitchell Allen

    September 4, 2019 at 1:58pm


    Audible Recursive Introspection Discombobulator.



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