June 17, 2012

Can't or Won't?

There's a huge difference between 'can't' and won't' but we (or at least me) use them as if there wasn't. Why? Who knows. I know that a lot of times I use it as an excuse:

"I can't write today, it's Father's Day."

"I can't finish that chapter, I don't have a character figured out."

But what I really mean is that I won't do these things because, well, I won't.

The same idea, I think, like so many ideas do, lends itself well to love.

"I can't be in a relationship right now."

"I can't call him/her tonight, I'm too busy."

"I can't see you today."

When in love, when writing, when living, why "can't" we do thing?

Or, better yet, why "won't" we?

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