Words Have Life…
by Janice Wood
Words have life. Words are a form of communication where ideas are applied creating sensations, imagery, even creating reality for the reader or listener just by tapping the imagination. In order to be clearly understood, communication must be effective. Effectiveness in communication through any language cannot be happenstance; it must be precise in conveying a message, any message. For many writers, words are chosen, not merely randomly used because that was the first choice. Word choice perhaps creates an impression, delivering a concise meaning. I want to be such a writer, or speaker.
I hope to become a deliberate communicator. One who chooses words concisely and delivers message after message in many different styles. I would like to carry readers on a journey, into a world of thought far beyond the confines of the present. Delivering readers into thoughts seeing cloudiness, of rays of sunshine or into depths of blues and grays where one can see a myriad of colors in another’s life. I would like to take the reader to a place where the colors represent intensities of emotion or degrees of shadows in clear perceptions and vivid understanding.
While studying various theories and the people who wrote literary works more closely as a graduate student, I will look for proof and not just see on face value. To question the assumption that the writer’s words were somehow magically picked from some divine intervention, but struggled for and rewarded. Then again through examination, maybe that is what I will conclude in the end, but not haphazardly.
Words have life. The journey into the realm of expression is of such possibility where words become life and revolving around the universe seeding reality within it’s pages. The power of the spoken and read word cannot be denied. Such influence can summon up the existence one lives. Words are truly so powerful that one must chose carefully how one paints not just a picture, but a journey through many worlds.
Speak with caution. Remember your words create life and death, if not in others, in yourself. You really do manifest your successes, or failures in that very moment when you feel, literally feel powerful, or weakness. When that emotion is raw and is being born… There are moments when you really do create unaware and sometimes, too late.