May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, O Lord. (Ps 19:14)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Travel Intinerary for Rabbit Trails
Poor rabbits. They get stuck with all sorts of connotations that have absolutely nothing to do with rabbithood. Even so, I'm jumping (or is that "hopping?") on the band wagon here to tackle the tricky trek associated with Rabbit Trails. You know - - the sort that allow us to take the long way around, or up, or over, or backward, or down, or underground to get to our destination ... or not.
Rabbit Trails are bothersome unless they're useful.
Rabbit Trails are the means by which we do NOT get to the point any time soon.
Rabbit Trails ensure what you mean to convey is taken hostage by what you actually say, which is then taken hostage by something else that seemed more important than what you meant to say to begin with.
NEVER stop talking in the middle of a Rabbit Trail, or both you and your audience (if they're still listening) will be totally befuddled. You may not be in any real danger, but you'll think you are, and they'll know they are.
People typically have to be taken hostage in order to get them to tag along a Rabbit Trail with you. Never a good thing. Hostages rarely go willingly if given a choice.
Do you suppose there's an upside to Rabbit Trails?