i realised today that i collect words like other girls collect jewels. instead of diamonds and rubies, it is a kind word or compliment that brings a smile to my face. perhaps it is the idea that someone has taken the time to select a certain word or phrase and gifted it to me.
i like the way letters can be strung together to create sounds that have meaning. i like the way words roll around in my mouth and invoke images in my head. i like how carefully chosen words can convey thoughts and feelings, even across great distances.
there are special people in my life, whose words i treasure greatly. these words, i store in a safe place so that i can take them out and examine them again and again, delighting in their ability to elicit a smile from me every time.Posted by nicki at April 10, 2006 12:09 AM