Bird is the Word
I am a writer and as such I might reasonably be expected to believe in the power of words. Words can hurt and words can empower. I pick and choose my words like a bird pecks seeds. Sometimes they flow from within without much thought. Other times, and depending on the topic, I avoid certain words and choose specific ones to convey a particular meaning. Some words hold so much power that I only use them with extreme caution, to drive a point or startle the reader. Other words I pick to mark my beliefs and tribes to those who know the codes. Some of those words will offend and some will affirm the beliefs of others.
This week I have been thinking about words and how they impact how we identify ourselves and how others see us. It started with [Read more…]