Truthful and tactful, wordy and willing Ret blogs in temper tantrum mode spewing fits of aggression and assertiveness, exploring where she hasn’t been allowed or invited, reclaiming for her own use tidbits of knowledge- those untapped and untouched stories- the words she cannot keep from her waking hours.
Seeking and finding deeply satisfying conversations and personal revelations this RMP blog allows her to feed her mind, explore her own path, take what fits and discard what does not. Despite expectations of conformity to societal norms and the traditions of her public role Ret connects, writes, makes her own choices, assigns no one blame but herself and looks back only to see how much she has grown.
Often, the words on her page are inspired by something experienced, something learned and then the writing takes over, the vignette is some extrapolation. She should perhaps reassure her many readers of this: Ret writes. Ret isn’t always suffering, struggling, escaping- but she does write. Thanks for reading…and responding.
#February 26, 2013- Updated August 16, 2017. for Reticent Mental Property- email@example.com
Most images on RMP are pulled from the internet except for work used with permission from Natural Imaging Photography which can be found at www.naturalimaging.weebly.com http://modelsociety.com/Photographer/Natural-Imaging
Rotating header images taken from the web with the exception of the gorgeous photograph used with permission from fellow blogger fariv66 called curveglimpse, 2015 and is of his muse who also happens to be his lovely wife. Visit fariv66
- Websters New World Dictionary, 1984 – Reticent. adj. Be silent, disinclined to speak, taciturn. Standard meanings are: “disinclined to speak freely” or “not revealing thoughts or feelings readily.”
- “Reticent hasn’t been in the language so very long in relative terms in any sense: it was first recorded in the 1830s together with its noun reticence. It was taken from Latinreticere, which is a compound of tacere, to be silent, from which we also obtained tacitand taciturn
Inspiration and Suggested Reads and Books mentioned in posts:
Anna Akhmatova: You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms…born June 23, 1889: Russian protest poet Anna Akhmatova was born in what is now Ukraine.
John Grisham: In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.
Anne Rice: I quit being a Christian.
Anaïs Nin: We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. AND
Nora Ephron: Above all, be the heroine in your life, not the victim.
My library is an archive of longings- Susan Sontag
Amor Towles: The Rules of Civility
Jenna Blum: Those who Save Us
Dalma Hein: Marriage Shock: The transformation of Women into Wives
Callum McCarthy: Let the Great World Spin
Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
Marilynne Robinson: Gilead
N.M. Kelby: White Truffles in Winter
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone
Tracy Chevalier: The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Michael Ondjaante, In the Skin of a Lion and The Cats Table
J.R. Moehringer: The Tender Bar (a memoir)
Robert Goolrick: A Reliable Wife
Ivan Doig: The Whistling Season
Karen Russell: Swamplandia
Lily King: Father of the Rain
Mary Karr: The Liar’s Club
Peggy Orenstein: Women in Flux
Susan Campbell: Dating Jesus
Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto and State of Wonder
Michael Chabon: The Wonder Boys
Julian Barnes: The Sense of an Ending
Wally Lambe: She’s Come Undone
Tom Wolfe: I am Charlotte Simmons