We use words all the time. There is a bottomless well of words, a huge mountain of them. There is a never-ending supply of words. Like anything else that is all around us and that we take for granted, we waste words because we see them never running out.
We never think we have to watch them carefully, but words can teach and inform, or they can conceal and perpetuate lies.
Words can wound or words can heal.
Words can speak to people half a world away, or be whispered into someone’s ear.
Words can bring down governments and send the world to war, and words can bring people together and heal divisions.
Words can soothe troubled minds and words can reopen old wounds.
Words are powerful weapons and words are a lover’s touch.
Words are laughter and words are bitter tears.
Words are pleasure and words are torment.
Words are just…words, but…
The wise use words carefully, for they may have consequences far beyond the intention of the user.