I haven’t ever considered myself quick-witted. Ever. I’m of average wit with an occasional awesome comeback. So when I start telling a story to someone and they start laughing or someone says “Oh, we missed your quick wit the other night” I get a little confused. Where does this quick wit come from? I mean honestly. I think sometimes people confuse my saying whatever comes to mind as being quick-witted. I wanted to know the exact definitions of both words so I looked them up.
Definition of Quick: that is over or completed within a short interval of time.
Definition of Wit: the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. Synonyms: drollery, facetiousness, waggishness, repartee.
So the quick part. That way I get, my wit usually is over very shortly. But I do not have a keen perception. I usually don’t make connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure.
I do have friends that I think are quick-witted. Some of the will willing admit that they are quick-witted. Cousin E is quick-witted. I think that the older we get though, the less witty we are. I think it’s because we have more responsibility now than we did in high school when we were not necessarily irresponsible but definitely more care free.
The reason I brought it up is because I’ve had more and more people comment on my wit. I have the same wit that I had my whole life. I don’t quite understand what the big deal is with the wit lately. I just say what I want and if it comes out quick-witted fine. If it doesn’t, that’s okay too. But I definitely will be a little bit more outrageous the more I know you and the more I’m comfortable with you.
I have been reading the new Mitch Albom book called The First Phone Call from Heaven. I read The Five People you met in Heaven and I’ve really enjoyed that book and I’m really enjoying this book. I think that both books have very interesting concepts. They’re works of fiction but they make you think about life and what happens after life and it makes you dwell on how you actually live after someone dies. I haven’t gotten through this book but it really has gotten me thinking about hearing voices of the ones you love. I really have liked reading these books by Albom. He’s probably not my favorite author, but he’s one of the authors that make me think the most.
Other than that, I don’t have anything else to talk about.