Sunday, February 13, 2011

The knock of words . . .

The last three months, it seems, have had a whirlpool-whirlwinding effect on me. Intermittent travelling and having to deal with things bit unwillingly resulted in lack of reading or putting the mind to thought. A phase which wouldn't have been complete without my own lazy lack of interest and initiative. Words accompanied me nonetheless.
 Here's a reflection on the few I did remember; and wanted to quote:

A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well, they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.

URSULA LE GUIN