“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” ~Albus Dumbledore
Consider a moment the human tongue it’s charm and power go unsung it can hold a secret or reveal words that hurt or words that heal let me say this quite precisely use your words, but use them wisely
I have received my share of cruel words in my life and uttered them myself on more than one occasion. The bad thing about words, especially cruel, wounding words, is that once said they can’t be taken back. You can’t unhear them and sometimes that changes everything. I have been mindful of my words for many years now and I can say it has made my life brighter and happier. I wish the same for all humanity.
We were fighting for our loved ones at home, for freedom and all that we believed in. I’ve known many a soldier to privately wonder, although I’ve never heard one ask, “what does the enemy believe in?”
~reminiscence of an unknown soldier
“We also serve who stay at home and wait with busy hands and lonely hearts.” ~Faye VAQ 129 Wives Club
“There’s power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways, all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, hold hands, slap hands, bump hands.
“It comes from our very earliest memories, when we all come into the world blinded by light and color, deafened by riotous sound, flailing in a suddenly cavernous space without any way of orienting ourselves, shuddering with cold, emptied with hunger, and justifiably frightened and confused. And what changes that first horror, that original state of terror?
“The touch of another person’s hands.
“Hands that wrap us in warmth, that hold us close. Hands that guide us to shelter, to comfort, to food. Hands that hold and touch and reassure us through our very first crisis, and guide us into our very first shelter from pain. The first thing we ever learn is that the touch of someone else’s hand can ease pain and make things better.
“That’s power. That’s power so fundamental that most people never even realize it exists.”
Jim Butcher – Skin Game
Til next time ~Stay calm and read urban fantasy ~JP