The Kingette’s Speech

May 14, 2011

“Anyone who can shout vowels out an open window can learn to deliver a speech.”

A favorite line from a poignant film.

Stuttering is not necessarily a verbal condition: it can show up in other areas. The remedy for the Duke of York was to shout vowels and at times profanity in front of a window to get a consistent verbal flow going. I find that impromptu expression in the form of music or even written words can at times meet with great resistance that is not a true reflection of the capacity to ‘speak.’ This is can be very frustrating, and at times, humiliating. But finding ways to bolding express one’s thoughts and feelings in whatever form they take is to create a wider path for them to come forth.

Sometimes, the vowel sounds come out all at once. Sometimes, one at a time. What matters is that they keep coming, and keep coming on strong.


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