Life is full of words. They’re everywhere, and I love them. I’ve always loved them. I love saying them, reading them, writing them. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t read. And I was so fascinated with writing words that I got bored with printing them and taught myself to write in cursive before I ever started school.
Words have power — for good and for evil. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in his play Richelieu, wrote, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” But many great men throughout preceding centuries – as far back as the poet Euripides in 406 BC — have expressed that exact same truth. They were so right. In all the history of mankind, it has been words that have moved men to take up swords — not the other way around. And it has been words that have caused men to put down swords. Whether for good purposes or bad, words stirred men to physical action. And in many cases, it has been words that created such a powerful response and commitment to a belief that, even though threatened with destruction by the sword, men and woman still wielded their pens to continue the promulgation of that belief — and were successful in inspiring thousands of others to join them.
Because they are so powerful, words, then, are the most important creative tool we possess as human beings. When we combine those words into sentences and paragraphs to speak out of our own hearts or our own personal thoughts — regardless of the length or style — we have created something that never before existed.
That’s what this blog is all about: Creating with words and having tons of fun doing so. You’ll find all the posts on this site by clicking “POSTS” here or in the navigation bar. Or choose a specific category from the bar instead. I hope you enjoy what you read here and share some of your own thoughts and words before you leave.
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