Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can unravel your whole being.”
-Miscellaneous Jones

A simple 1 inch x 2 inch piece of mint green cardstock held this phrase as a morning greeting for six years of my life.

I love words. The invitation for expression. The patterns and rhythms. The opportunity for nuance in combination, phrasing and tone. The diversity of delivery – spoken, written and sung.

Words hold power. To share the deepest emotions. To protect and preserve. To expose and enforce. To communicate and confer.

Words can enrich. Words can enrage. Words can uplift. Words can upend. Words can accuse. Word can absolve. Words can envelop. Words can expose.