My Words

My book, Kingdom of the Sun. Publishing Soon!

Dear Readers,

On many occasions I have discussed the power and influence of language and the significance of the ability to see and feel one another.  Today I would like to talk about language as it relates to my words and why I write.

With words I can create riddles that may seem simple on the surface, but mean so much more underneath.  Words like: “Education needs to be Education” and “Live Life for a Life for Life.”

I can create anything I want, in any way I want, and call it my own.

With my words, I can formulate ideas, concepts, and imagery that once read on paper, become a part of you as they enter your mind and hopefully, your heart.

I can make you see things that perhaps you have never seen.

I can make you understand something that used to perplex you.

I can make you hear me without hearing me.

I can make you feel me without touching me.

And maybe, just maybe, I can make you believe in things you had no faith in, or perhaps…remove your faith in things you once believed.

My words are power and strength.  They are joy and sadness.  They are memories and dreams.  They are filled with hope and a message.

All for you.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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Posted on August 2, 2013, in About Me, Education, Life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed reading these words of yours. Words are powerful – especially the written word which can be savoured again and again.

  2. “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master— that’s all.”

    As the writer, I could think myself to be the master. But masters must have subjects and a writers subjects are his/her readers. Our readers have the power to consign us to the garbage heap, so are we really one up or one down. But what if we do not care about our readers? Of course, one might argue, why do we write then?

    • Great comment! Readers can make and turn our words into whatever they want them to be. Some authors choose to steer them in the “right” direction, while others allow readers to think what they want and take whatever they can get from the work.

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