Updated: Jul 18
I find it quite amusing (and not in a mean-spirited way) when sitting in a meeting or
listening to conversations, navigating on-line, or working on school platforms,
and you want to explain the process and you must click on the "three little dots."
And this is where I giggle under my breath because its name doesn't seem to come to mind right at that moment when you need it.
You really have no clue what it's called. (low giggle)
So, I decided that I needed to become friends with these three little dots and I hope I'm not boring you but...
This is actually a pretty cool word and metaphor for me.
These three little dots are called an Ellipsis and in the Greek language it means "omission."
The ellipsis is used to indicate there is more to this, but it is not shown because it's been left out.
And not to get too deep into the wild side of my mind... but I can't help myself. I came to the conclusion that many times in life I have omitted so many things that are important to say or do. When things go unsaid, it can create regret, frustration or anxiety because things were left out!
These three little dots are a reminder to those who see them on their computer screen, phone or in a book... something has been omitted and this is just a clue that there is more to the story than what you see. The invitation is to click on it and discover what more there is to offer.
Or in my case, the ellipsis/ dot dot dot, is a metaphor that nothing in my life should be omitted because the process of me has helped create who I am at this point.
So, if you don't mind, might I suggest, say what you need to say, do what you need to do and don't omit anything that is important, worthwhile and uniquely your story.