In A World of Words

I collect things. I collect a lot of things. But some of what I collect are words. I love words. I love them so much, I scribble them down in an on-going collection of Moleskine notebooks. Yes, it’s an addiction. One I’m happy to feed on a daily basis.

Words, like many of the things I collect, enrich my life. Because words are endlessly fascinating, they hold power, the power to sway, to make you laugh, to make you cry, to make you stop and think. They have the power to uplift, to change, to mutate us. They’re beautiful, and poetic, singly or in multiples.

Through words, we live each and every day; we describe, we share, and yes, through words, we even fall in love.

But don’t forget, words can also cut, they can hurt, and they can destroy. Every word has meaning … so choose your words carefully, make your words count; fashion them. Polish them. Perfect them. Because, with words, you tell people who you are.

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  1. October 26, 2018

    Ah, you certainly have a way with words! 🙂
    So true though.
    This is one thing i love about reading. I always learn a new word or phrase. <3

    • October 26, 2018

      Thanks, Sweetie. I think it’s a left over from living in so many different countries as a kid. I never really learnt the languages, but rather, absorbed lots of words.

      And there’s always something new to be learnt from reading. I think we all become word/phrase collectors. 😀

  2. October 24, 2018

    This is so true Alexandra! Yet a little bit frightening for me as English is not my mother tongue so if they are who I am …I hope I am not disappointing! Now a little secret about me: when I was a kid untill the end of my teenage years, I used to open a dictionary (French) and choose a word at random just to learn what it was about. My favorite writer was Alexandre Dumas (father, behind The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Christo…) because he used an old fasioned French that was so beautiful! I would say he must have written like Shakespear… So yes I love words and I believe in their power.

    • October 24, 2018

      Oh, Sweetie, the same holds true in whatever language is our first language. Whether we’re speaking English, or French, or Japanese. We all need to remember how beautiful words can be, and yes, how destructive too.

      And you’re never disappointing, your posts are alway such fun to read, and I love visiting your blog every day. Thank you for sharing that little something about yourself. As I too use to do the same thing, as a child. Choose a word at random and learn all about it. My parents were fond of encouraging reading.

      I love Dumas too, and wish I could read him in the original, as I’m sure, as you said, the poetry of the language is beautiful!

  3. How beautifully said! Oh I think if you appreciate words so much you should read Vox too. I haven’t read it yet myself but I think it would interest you 😉

    • October 24, 2018

      Thank you, Inge. I just love words.

      I think I read about VOX on someone’s blog just recently. I’ll definitely have to look out for it at my local bookshop. Thank you, Sweetie!

  4. October 24, 2018

    How true! Words can inspire and they can destroy.
    I collect words too.

    • Alexandra
      October 24, 2018

      Ah, you understand then, Veronica. 😀

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