A rainy day blogging
Perhaps some of Sonia’s obsession with words, her habit of turning words on their back for a dissecting that often empties them of meaning, is in part a thing of ESL? This is particularly true when she uses a big word for its own sake and tries to move it around to fit the story to it. Those times the edit turns to battle,and the resistance to the cut to scrape it off the butcher’s block makes it more painful. Those times, the pain plus her resistance to the pain prolong her suffering and delay the journey.