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A Word Affair

A Word Affair

I like the words “chocolate,” “love” and “celebration.” I like words that open the mind and make my heart long for more. I like words that invite me in, open doors and say thank you. I like words I can build on, words that are solid and words that I can see through. I like soft words and words that bend my mind. I like words that undo fear and hate. I like words that unite, also untethered words, words free from old ideas that no longer serve the living. I like little, tender words that creep into my heart and also words on fire with passion. I like words of color; but, also words that are white, and always will be. I like the word “chameleon.” I like words that lovers use and all the words for dreamers. I like words with dignity, words filled with tears and those that laugh out loud. I like unspoken, extra virgin words. I like words that break the silence and words that invite the mind to meditate. I like all kinds of words. I am especially fond of “please” and “thank you.” There is magic in words like “sorry”, “compassion” and “acceptance.” “Empathy” is one of those unspoken words that fit into almost every conversation. Words strung together like I-Love-You can last a lifetime, save a marriage and end a war between nations. I love words that greet the divinity in others. I like words that warm chilling conversations. I like words like “healing”, “tomorrow” and “joy.” There are a lot of words I wish we used more often. Today I choose the words I want to give life to. The kind of words I would like to wake up to, hold close and take to bed at night.

Bob Luckin. ©
November 8th 2013