When language becomes exhausted, our freedom dwindles – we cannot think; we do not recognise danger, injustice strikes us no more than “the way things are.”*
All we need do to impoverish life is to reduce
We need more words to describe
our world, people, god, ourselves,
The past, the present, the future.
Here are two lists I find myself keeping:
The words that are special to me,
Raising my heart-rate and serving as
to multitudinous destinations;
The words I write down as I’m reading –
Some I do not know,
Others I haven’t come upon in a long while
(I share some below).
I mention these
only because i wonder what your important words may be
and what they encourage you to bring into the world.
From my list of words unknown to me:
(There are 13 of my favourite words in the word search; I’ve highlighted the first, and you’re welcome to try and find the others.)
*Madeleine L’Engle’s Walking on Water.