Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Thoughts

I want to talk about the power of words. Just to think there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet boggles the mind. Those little letters string together to form words that communicate everything from children's picture books to corporate business contracts. Good grief, think about the bible! The Constitution of the United States of America! Archie comics!

I'm humbled to think my tools as a writer are the same ones used to create Pulitzer prize winners and block buster movie scripts. Little ole me! I feel very fortunate to be able to share in the use of this power that's strong enough to stop wars, seal marriages, and bond a child with a new family. That's used to record history and report today's news. And to write books.

A pithy blog, but there you have it. I woke up this morning with this on my mind, which came in the aftermath of a very visual dream that had no words in it at all. The mind works in strange ways. Or maybe my mind does. Anyway, it seems an appropriate subject for a writers' blog.

Anyone have something to add about this wonder of words we all share?


cyn said...

language can be amazing when you hit the muse right on the head! thanks for commenting on absolutewrite. i sent out 80 queries. i went nuts. i couldn't wait any more. i'll add you to my list of reads. good luck! and visit my site if you wanna, tho i've been fairly quiet--what with my obsessive querying of late. =X

booklady said...

Pithy or not, I love this. I hadn't thought about words that way before, although I have often thought about how powerful they are.