Lately I feel like I have a hard time expressing myself, particularly in conversation but it also applies in writing. It came home to me tonight while we were watching the newfangled production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Pam, Lars, myself) and I was trying to think of how to express the ways in which the new version gives me a different feeling from the old version.
I could say that I thought it was less subtle, more staged, more garish, frustratingly in love with close-ups of the actors... but I couldn't get across what I felt it did to the story.
See, smart people could rattle something off without thinking about it. Very frustrating.