Whether we know it or not, we’re all made of words. We say them out loud, write them down, think them silently, hurl them with a look, or sign them with gestures. Everything we think, feel, see and do is grounded in words. Our words may differ, they may bring joy, sadness, pain, or anger. They may inspire, educate or infuriate.
Words have power. They are the sum of us, as we are the sum of them.
“I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ~James Michener
Whether you’re romping, rambling or even racing through life, give a thought to your words, your story. Always try to share your words kindly, respectfully.
My first real career was as a professional musician. I journeyed from there to community engagement and then to public relations. Looking back I see the constant theme throughout is expression and communication. I loved playing music, watching the audience hear the story and experience it right along with me. When I transitioned to community engagement I was immensely satisfied when I got the chance to reach out to the community, engage them, listen to them and really hear them. Now, as I work in public relations, I’m blessed to write stories on behalf of others who have some amazing stories of their own.
This blog is for me. It’s not really for you. But if it pleases or amuses you, then you’re welcome to join me. This blog is to celebrate my love for words, to share a story with anyone who cares to listen. Feel free to offer an opinion, a suggestion or a story of your own.
I’m not seeking literary perfection or the adulation of the masses [but of course, if it were ever to find me I’m sure I’d never turn it down]. If you become frustrated with my writing style and construct I’ll offer my empathy. Welcome to my world. At that point I’ll remind you that the title of this blog really should say it all; romps & rambles. If I wanted to maintain form and adhere strictly to acceptable style guides, I’d stick with what I write for others. Please take a deep breath and remember; 1) this blog is for me, and 2) you should always try to share your words kindly, respectfully.
“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne