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The Parable of the Dot

Did you ever remember a lesson about a dot?

For sure you’d ask me back, “What about it?”

What is it in a dot that I want to talk about?

To some, a dot maybe a speck in a big picture, in short, insignificant.

However, if you get a clean sheet of paper and draw a dot on it, most likely people would easily notice the dot alone.

The insignificant is then magnified.

A dot may represent a mistake, a blemish, an imperfection, and a disgrace. With a single dot, it brings about jeopardy. Its worst scenario is about failure.

But wait, in a writer’s life, a dot can come in the form of a struggle, a test, or a dilemma.

If you were the writer, how would you handle it? Would you allow a dot to paralyze your dreams of becoming a full-fledged writer? Would you make a mountain out of a dot?

Dot-dot-dot—is an ellipsis.

In compositions, it is considered a suspension point, points of ellipsis, periods of ellipsis, or colloquially called, dot-dot-dot. It is sometimes used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence. Though, not technically correct, ellipses are often used in this manner for Internet chat, email, forum posts, and other informal written pieces. Ellipsis also refers to a rhetorical device in a story where the narrative skips over a scene, a form of anachrony where there is a chronological gap in the text.

A dot should be treated as a challenge and not as a threat.

A dot is something that should not stop any writer to give up. It should rather be an opportunity to be mindful about what needs to be improved.

As a writer, a dot can be a learning experience that defines your purpose.


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One thought on “The Parable of the Dot

  1. I usually dont post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful

    Posted by Emelia Stotesbury | 07/02/2010, 8:08 PM

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