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words about words

"Books are the way that we communicate with the dead. The way that we learn lessons from those who are no longer with us, that humanity has built on itself, progressed, made knowledge incremental rather than something that has to be relearned, over and over.

..We have an obligation to use the language. To push ourselves: to find out what words mean and how to deploy them, to communicate clearly, to say what we mean. We must not to attempt to freeze language, or to pretend it is a dead thing that must be revered, but we should use it as a living thing, that flows, that borrows words, that allows meanings and pronunciations to change with time.


Neil Gaiman : From his talk for The Reading Agency 

the word girl

"To do what I should do to long for you to hear
I open up my heart … and watch her name appear
A word for you to use A Girl without a cause
A name for what you lose when it was never yours

A name the girl outgrew The Girl was never real
She stands for your abuse The Girl is no ideal
It’s a word for what you do in a world of broken rules
She found a place for you along her chain of fools

Oh how your flesh and blood became the word”


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