Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The bear/bare necessities

I have a problem. A very serious one it is. I don’t know how to spell bare/bear, like in I couldn’t bare/bear it if I was told never to eat chocolate again.

I am very sure about the naked one. That bare I can do. And the fluffy cuddley bear I am certain of, too. I should be, I spent years kissing him on his golden nose, tucking him in, and wishing him sweet dreams. He was my mum’s bear before he became mine, and I still have him. I don’t do the whole tucking in thing anymore though, and he’s moved from prime place on my bed. His name is, very originally, Teddy (I also had a donkey called Donkey, a mouse called Mrs Mouse, and a penguin whose name I forget. I’m thinking perhaps he was called Penguin.)

I stray. So, being as emotionally erratic highly emotional sensitive as I am, I often find myself unable to bare/bear things, and, frustratingly, unable to write about it because I don’t know how to spell it.

Is it obvious that I remembered I know how to do the crossed-out-words thing?


Miranda said...

I had a monkey called Monkey. Oh how I loved that monkey! I couldn't bare (I think!) to be without him.

And most impressed with the crossing out thing!

Angela said...

I learned English in a German school, so I should know. But then I went to America and learned to forget all about proper English (a farm boy told me, "I gotta be milkin` them crazy cows!"). But here is what I remember from former times: You bear a burden, although you barely can.
And beer is still something else.

Gail said...

I had a cat called Mrs Cat, and another one called Grey, he was ... Grey! :)

Spelling is over-rated, the most interesting people can never spell!

I have been thinking long and hard about commenting on your last post, since you know, i don't know you from a bar of soap!! But hell, love is beautiful, high five yourself for having it, cherish it, nurture it and f**k 'em who cant deal with where it comes from!

Just in case you were wondering at all about what this stranger thought about your soul bare-ing beautiful post(like i can spell that!?)

fushandchips said...

As a man, I can't bear children, but I do love them.

Shiny said...

Miranda - I love the crossing out. I am, officially (and now publicly), a nerd.

Angela - think I might stick to the beer.

Gail - thank you you're cool, please stay.

Fush - but can you bare them? Ooo, I should take that back, it sounds all wrong. I meant it in the not-wrong sense, though.