The power of word is the power of a ghost story around the crackle of a fire – marshmallow ablaze at the end of stick – the catching caused by enrapture. The power of word is a wave – either hello or goodbye or both – in the direction of a stranger, friend, or lover. Our true potential for healing, for wholeness, exists within these words. The space that separates me to you. The distance of a sound bestowed with meaning.
We all have a story. Even the beings that don’t have the capacity to speak in the way we understand. Sometimes the solution is a translator. Sometimes it’s a deeper commitment to listening.