I am a writer.
OK.. So I'm not the kind who gets paid to put prose to paper; reach an assigned quota; or meet a deadline.
But I do pour my thoughts out of my head and onto the page.
I'm the girl who believes in the significance of words.
Who values both the price of those written in silence and spoken out loud.
The kind who carefully forms thoughts into sentences.
Who knows that language is a gift.
Perhaps it is because I am a writer, or maybe it's just me...
But I am the girl who believes in the power of the things I say.
I S A Y W H A T I M E A N
I M E A N W H A T I S A Y
(And if I can't say it, then I remain silent... but that's a story for another day)
Even the simplest words can convey a significant message.
Every word has a worth.
And because I find beauty in letters strung together to form a meaning;
And because I appreciate the art of articulation -
I A M S E D U C E D B Y W O R D S
So it never occurred to me to question that others may not consider the value of their own.
Then again, I am the girl who believes that a pinky promise is a valid contractual agreement.
So I am learning that words alone (though magical in their seduction) are not quite enough.
In the currency of language -
Words and promises are only worth something if they are accompanied by action.