Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Word

In the beginning, there was the Word. The Word was powerful. The Word was awesome. The Word was frightful.

In the course of time, the Word manifested within the Storyteller. The Storyteller transmitted the message of the Word.

The Storyteller became scribe, became writer, became playwright, became prophet, became journalist, became scholar, became communicator, became blogger, and so on...

Words are dynamic, powerful, awesome. Playing with words is playing with fire, if you don't know what you are doing you can get burned. Playing with Words can lead to tragic ends: Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, John O'Brien, Thomas Heggen, Hunter Thompson, & Virginia Woolf. Even those who make it through the trial by fire and profoundly changed.

Dare to play with words, do you? If the Word is in you, the Word demands to be spoken, heard, written, and read.

1 comment:

Carole said...

Very nice post. Since words are your thing, you might be interested in a series of posts I have been doing on the word play involved in cryptic crosswords. The first one is: http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/cryptic-crosswords-solving-hints-1.html
It has now evolved into a daily series. I find it great fun - much better than ordinary crosswords.