“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1
In a way, everything that ever exists in this world was first a word. What you call the Universe is made up of words, not atoms. The people you have loved and lost you keep alive by using words.
What you think you are, what others think of you… words.
What you tell yourself, what you tell others… words.
If words didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be much. Maybe we wouldn’t be anything at all.
They say that what separates us from animals is our limitless capability to become. Our unending quest to conquer all the mountains that we stumble upon, real or imaginary.
We are human because we have dedicated our time on this earth to becoming more than what we already are.
And we use words for that.
We imagine perfection and we use words to make it feel real. We use words to tell others what we feel like. We use words to tell strangers about all the things that should make us be more than that. We use words to describe someone’s smile in a way that stops even a heart-breaker’s heart.
We use words to define ourselves. We use words to tell others that, “I am….” We use words to let others that we are alive. We use words because we are mortal, and we hate it, and we wish we’d live forever.
Forever. Such a funny word. Forever does not exist, but we made up a word to describe it, because words are our only invention that can give us a sense of immortality. That some part of us will endure long after we are gone.
Words. We use them to feel less alone when our souls are breaking under the weight of a destiny we do not understand.
Words. We use them to describe dreams like the way air seems to burn in the desert. We use words to let other know how much they mean to us, to let them know that we couldn’t have been who we are without them.
Words. They are the most powerful tool ever discovered. You can nudge the world a bit whenever you use the right words, in just the right order, at the right time.
Thank you so much for allowing me to write these words and share them with the world…