i am nonplussed.
some of you will think i am ‘bewildered, confused, perturbed, disconcerted’. some of you will think i am ‘not disconcerted’, that i am ‘unperturbed’. wow. how would you know? particularly if i only say, “i am nonplussed by this.” language! it’s nonplussing.
context is everything. it is the arrows pointing to clarity. it is the measure of the meaning of someone’s words. it is the scale of importance given to a statement. it is the framework within which to assess, to understand.
to be in a mature conversation, a mature communication, we seek out context, a fair understanding given the circumstances around a statement. we look for truth and transparency in words spoken to us, searching for a place we can meet on common ground and really talk. we provide context to others to clarify our point, to clear-stream muddy waters and avoid misunderstanding. context is everything. indeed.
but for right now, i will just say i am nonplussed.