What I love most about words is their power to connect.
You know when you read a novel and something just oof! Hits you in the guts? That moment you stop being a reader and become part of the story? Or when you realise the story is a part of you?
That’s the power of words. And we can it use it to connect with others at a visceral level, making them a part of our own story.
And writing not only connects us with others, but ourselves. To put something into words, we first have to figure out what we are actually trying to say, and why.
Ever since I could write, I have used writing to make sense of the world and how I feel about it. It’s a confusing place and feelings are complicated. But once we can communicate them, we can evoke them and this is the most powerful tool we have when it comes to getting people to take action.
If we can harness the power of words, then we can do pretty much anything.