Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Tapestry of Words

Words have power.

Perhaps because they are strung together to start a spell in a fantasy book:
"Black Dragon. From darkness to darkness/ my voice echoes in the emptiness."

Or because they are placed together in a character's catch-phrase that becomes a theme of a show:
"All magic comes with a price!"

Or woven into a phrase that also inspires other works:
"By the pricking of my thumbs/ Something wicked this way comes."

Words can craft together whole worlds, birth characters, and plant thoughts and inspiration, and just simply yet profoundly tell a wonderful story that changes the reader's life.

The power of words never ceases to amaze me. It is in the exhilaration I feel every time I get that certain sentence or paragraph to convey just the right idea or emotion or description when writing a literary article or a fantasy story.

"Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice...but it all comes down to you..."  
"Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac, sung by Stevie Nicks

What are your favorite words or quotes? Which ones have changed your life or inspired you?

1 comment:

  1. My favorite words that have changed my life and inspired me are by a guy named Mike Mentzer. And I quote:

    "The consummation of all goals are but single points standing out like glowing peaks against the tapestry of our lives. It is the travel from peak to peak, the interior process of goal fulfillment in which one must seek the enjoyment - that is what makes life worth living."