About Ret

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- reticentmentalproperty@gmail.com
Photography Credit

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 GrishamIn 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


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