Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Of Punctuation and Deathblows.

What if someday you come down to being just a punctuation mark? Say, for instance, a | between the !s, or a . between the ,s or the : between the ;s, which is all a fanciful way of saying the same thing really. What if you don't, and instead settle for the snug little place between the first and the third guess? What if you stop thinking in terms of pedestals and podiums, and bring it to a black piece of mistaken sentiment on a crisp white sheet of paper?

Yet, it would mean the exact same thing. What a difference a well-placed, and well-timed mark makes. Or a coup de grĂ¢ce, for that  matter.

6 comments:

Tangled up in blue... said...

I dont know what this is about exactly, but I'm guessing you're saying punctuation is important, right?

Sugar Magnolia said...

I suspect it would do away with identity crises, at any rate. :)

I'm very partial to the interrogative, but if made to choose, would probably go with a comma.

Niti said...

and what if you're just a question mark between all the other signs. It gets a bit hassled after a while :)

Excellent thought.

Anonymous said...

Pick-up line inspired from this post:

Hey Babe, I would gladly be the ! to your ,

Sherry Wasandi said...

@TUIB: I'm saying that it's easy to distort yourself and make the compromise. It's never worth the convenience it offers.

@Sugar Magnolia: It's the hope that it brings with itself, isn't it?

Sherry Wasandi said...

@Niti: Point well made.