Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The Longest Week

Hubby and I had some issue with communications, but thankfully we've worked everything out.  We're in a much better place now.  That is one of the many things that makes me so happy about being married to that wonderful man.  No matter what happens around us, no matter what's on our minds, we never stop talking to each other.  Words, when spoken, have no form of their own, but they have the power to change entire worlds.  Even a written word can have so much power that it acts as it's own symbol.  You see the word and it evokes motions, even without context.  Some words become overused and lose this power.  Such as:


love 


or:

hate


This is not to say the word no longer has meaning, just that it has lost a lot of it's power.  Is there any way to regain this power?  Sure.  Through dis-use.  It is natural for us to want to vocalize our emotions, but for the vocalization to have any meaning or "power", we have to take care not to overuse the words we use to describe them.  Or to use the wrong words.  You may disagree with a person, dislike their actions, but do you hate them?  You may.  You may find yourself drawn to another person, but do you LOVE them?  Do you "love" Italian food, or do you find pleasure in the taste and texture of the combined ingredients? 


While I'm on it, it is said that actions speak louder than words.  Certainly there is a good amount of truth to this.  I feel these are good words to live by, especially now when people will "say" anything, yet do very little.  Maybe if we said a little less, we could step back and really understand what our actions are saying about us louder than words ever could.

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