Let me start with Natahaniel Hawthorne’s quote from my header:
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
Words are important.
Yes, those words in intricately composed novels, beautifully juxtaposed verses, eloquently written speeches. But not only those.
Every single word is important.
A simple hello you say (and whether you say it at all) to a stranger in the street.
A word can make someone’s day. A word can built and it can destroy.
A word can mean the difference between life and death.
Words in our hands matter.
I am trying to remember the quote above not just when I am writing a blog post or my WIP but even more so in everyday situations. Because who knows what kind of good and evil might I do with them?