Music Lyrics are Powerful
I got a love gift of the Tom Tom Club’s original album. One of my favorite tracks had been “The Genius of Love.” Moving into the #1 spot is “Wordy Rappinhood”
“What are words worth?
What are words worth? … Words of nuance, words of skill. And words of romance are a thrill
Words are stupid, words are fun. Words can put you on the run.”
©1981 Tom Tom Club
My mantra of “words are powerful” still holds a lot of weight with me. I’m certainly not alone. Books, songs, other blogs, ads, commercials and self-help books choose and use words that get to the point, get attention, influence, persuade. Words are Powerful.
Seems to me more people are paying attention to the words they choose to use. Perhaps changes in our society and politics have made people more conscious of words they use and their intention with choosing a word. It seems there is an increased sensitivity to the power of words- the power that can create or break a relationship, build tension or dissolve tension, soothe, salve, comfort, inspire.
Messages in Words are Powerful
One of my daily emails from TUT The Universe Talks:
“This year, Ethel, will not be just another year. It’s the absolute richest I’ve ever imagined, with the most possibilities I’ve ever offered, for the coolest people I’ve ever known, to do the greatest things ever done.
Set the bar high, The Universe” ©2023 Mike Dooley
Talk about powerful words. My thanks to The Tom Tom Club and The Universe.
Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and her writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. These days, she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Artists Standing Strong Together, and anywhere there’s a mic or a Zoom room.
During a recent mealtime event when the salad was being served, a guest asked: “What kinds of grasses are these?” Currently a 70+ highly-educated, well-spoken non-native speaker who came to America in his teens, he casually looked around the table. All were silent, no one giggled or attempted to correct him. Then the host simply replied, “arugula and radicchio.” This made me think, if I were living in a foreign country, would people be as kind and considerate to me?
Beautiful. I read, I think Thich Nhat Hanh, to treat everyone as an honored guest. I like to think we do that in our home. Yet, sometimes the ones I love the most require me to think about this the most. Thanks for stopping by my post, oh honored guest.