Alphabetical Emotions: Xeroxed

XTo feel xeroxed is to feel vulnerable, to feel that you could be copied. Although the emotion is not new the name has come into being sometime in the sixties or seventies. Xerox the company made it’s name with the first photocopier in the world in 1959. In the sixties to nineties xerox was synonymous with photocopying and I presume that the emotion xeroxed came into being somewhere in this time. Feeling xeroxed is something that perhaps a lot of bloggers feel but I take minor precautions and trust that the world is basically good and wouldn’t do it.

So I don’t feel x-rayed – yes another synonym for vulnerable, violated with the added meaning of transparent. Nor do I feel xd out, unimportant. I could start to think that I was talking a foreign language and that is one thing that I don’t feel xenophobic. In fact I thing that blogging is a really good way of overcoming any fear of strangers or the unknown that one may have. Blogging we find that we are all much the same with the same needs and desires, the same hurts and feelings.

You might not always feel xmasy but the good feeling is often there and I know that I often feel xoxoed particularly when I write something that people relate to. They know how I felt or feel and the much appreciated hugs and kisses come in and I do feel xoxoed.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Alphabetical Emotions: Xeroxed

  1. Clever post, Irene. Never thought of using xeroxed as a verb relating to a person!


  2. fictionfitz says:

    Reblogged this on Writing Out Loud and commented:
    Irene well said.


  3. birdosan says:

    I love your word choice. I never thought about being xeroxed much but as a writer maybe I should. Like you I am trusting but should challenge that more. Thanks for a mind-expanding post, especially for bloggers and writers. I am visiting from the A to Z challenge.


  4. Khai says:

    This made me smile. XOXO! 🙂

    You are a creative and unique person– impossible for another to be a Xerox of you 😉


  5. Sherri says:

    This an eXcellent post for the letter X Irene, goodness, I’m so impressed with your writing!
    I’m like you, I rely upon the goodness of others not to copy…what else can we do other than, as you say, take a few precautions? You know my feelings…sending plenty of xoxoxoxoxoxoxo to you my friend! Ready for a walk today? 🙂


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