Verbal Doodling

A while ago I went for an appointment and as there were nine people in the queue before me, I decided to be one of those people who pulls out a notebook and makes quick, but wonderful sketches. I abandoned it after thirty seconds because it turns out (as I suspected) that I am not one of those people.

Book filled with verbal doodling

Instead, I started to write. About parking in the wrong place, about my stomach rumbling, my plans for the rest of the day and then just a stream of incoherent thoughts. I turned the page and wrote on top of what I’d written, which didn’t matter because it was just verbal doodling.

It turns out that verbal doodling is more relaxing than my normal impatient, foot tapping waiting technique.

Just passing it on in case you have a moment or two to fill.


7 thoughts on “Verbal Doodling

  1. What a good idea! I like the way you ‘crossed’ your pages, like an 18th/19th century letter-writer.
    My daughter is ‘one of those people’ and does fabulous quick sketches.

    1. I didn’t know that’s what some letter writers did back then. Goodness, it must have been difficult to read their letters.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I always have a small sketchbook in my handbag and almost never use it. Partly the fear of getting caught, and the fact that people move, generally at just the wrong moment! I love what you have produced, and what a great way to fill the time.

    1. I had you down as the sort who would whip out your book and make a wonderful sketch! I fear the problem would not only be people moving at the wrong time, but getting called for your appointment too.

      1. I do occasionally draw in a cafe when I am alone, or on a train when I have captive subjects for a while, but the stress of doing drawing when I don’t know how long I have got is too much!

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