Words … they are so anticipated.
Parents are ecstatic when they are first uttered and hope a child’s first word is dada, papa or mama.
Words … they are so positive.
Children beam when mama and papa say “Good job!” to drawings or antics. Even pets react to positive words and plants too!
Words … they are painful.
Unrequited love verbalized hurts the most but spreading untrue tales or worse, disclosing true secrets come close.
Words … they inform or mis-inform, inadvertently or intentionally.
Words … they heal.
Words … they kill when a command to shoot is given or a passionate curse is spoken.
Words … they can get in the way.
Silence … is its close companion.