Writers Block Versus Sign LanguagePosted: December 15, 2013
I try to keep a three-post-a-week pace on Blurt. It seems like my Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule is easy enough for me to keep. Sort of.
There are times that I’ve got topics backlogged. I’ve had as many as four posts written and waiting to go out. That’s not happening right now.
The topics are there, but I’m expressing them about as well as a South African sign language interpreter. I’m just not going to put something on the blog if I don’t like it. Ooh, there was a simile in that first sentence of the paragraph. I’m not dead yet.
But while I’m here, how about that interpreter? He’s not much of a writer, but I admire him. What guts! Thamsanqa Jantjie went on stage, knowing he had no idea what he was doing and that those he was there to assist would the first to know he was a fraud.
Before his performance, Jantjie convinced someone that he was the man for the job. The person who was in charge of obtaining an interpreter presumably had access to every sign language interpreter in South Africa. Against the highest level of competition, Thamsanqua Jantjie gave the performance of his life and got the gig.
Thamsanqua Jantjie is my hero. If I knew the hand sign for that, I would make it. He will be my inspiration as I write my way out of this block.