“Words are all I have”, goes a famous 80’s song. How true I think. Words are all we all have too. All of us. To vent our feelings good and bad, to describe a day, to describe a person, a smell, a machine a book, a song, a bomb anything on earth.
Its only words that allow us to communicate with our family, our friends and sometimes, even our own minds. Put your thoughts to paper and the mind feels lighter, problems look smaller, often much smaller. Leaders inspire a nation, singers and writers sometimes influence an entire generation through just words.
Words have always fascinated me whether in the form of prose or poetry, magazines or books, fact or fiction. I devoured books in childhood – they were literally my window to the world. I could spend hours and hours lost in the beautiful world of books and words and I loved that world. I still do.
But somewhere I had lost the ability to do the kind of reading I loved. Life changed, priorities changed, days got shorter as my “to-do” list for each day got longer and longer. My sister once remarked if someone had to do everything I wanted to do in one day, s/he would need 48 hours in one day! And so reading and words took a back seat.
The revival of a friendship brought me back to the world of words and books again and I am happy that it did.
Words bring scenes to life, words inspire a nation, words convey the love of a parent for a child, a man for a woman. Words document history. Words teach children and adults alike. They entertain, they incite, they soothe, they inspire, and they allow great lives great thoughts great teachings to live on, long after their creator moves on. Words are indeed magical.
My present tryst with words started in Jun 2014 when I started this blog on WordPress. I was initially diffident to put my thoughts to paper, I was worried whether it would look silly to want to write, but all the same, I went ahead.
Today I crossed 1000 views on my blog in a matter of weeks. Many would say… So? Well, So, it makes me feel happy – happy that I could reach out that many times. Happy that I could keep my date with this magical world of words.
It’s a tiny, tiny step, but it’s a step for me.
I just want to thank all my friends and family who encouraged me so much with their kind words and support and views. Facebook became a platform from which I could reach out to so many friends.
Thank you WordPress.com. Its been a wonderful start for me.
Thank you, Words… for letting me be a part of your magical world, however tiny a part it may be.
I treasure it.