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What's your daily WC goal Earleen?
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message 4: by Earleen (new)
I'm just new at writing, for anyone else to look at that is . . . I feel like I have something in me worthwhile but it's all stuffed and if I can meet the Write 2009 goal of 100 words a day, I might set it free.
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Yes! Set the stuffing free!
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Free Stuffy! Free Stuffy!
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message 9: by Paige (new)
Dropping into life little by little, a rich treasure given to every person in every country in the world, this both sweet and bitter magic potion is wholly dependent on tone, inflection, understanding.
In whatever language, these first-spoken words bring unmatched joy and delight to the people who have had fun along the way, coaxing and coaching a tiny person to please them with the formation of first sounds. It's the same beginning for everyone—you, me, your friend, your enemy—everyone you know, everyone you don't know.
How we use these treasures we call “words” determines our wealth in life. Some speak with charm or power. Some speak with harshness. Some write with a special gift of fascination that hooks everyone immediately. Some string words into sentences that may as well be flashing: DULL, DULL, DULL. My concern is that my skill with these gifts of magic is in the latter category.
I love reading, learning and I am totally fascinated by words: where they take us, how they are used, their application to solve my problems and, moreover, the world's problems.
I fear they are disappearing into symbols, from the sign on the bathroom door to the myriad pictures on my phone. I love words that heal, teach, comfort, inform, mesmerize, evoke emotion. I adore words that connect people, build relationships, make me laugh or cry. I admire people with the ability to uplift others with their words.