WORD-WATCHING

What’s Your Center?

What’s Your Center?

Nicholas St. North (better known as Santa Claus) asked Jack Frost that very question in the Rise of the Guardians, the 2012 animated children’s movie that touched the hearts of even the most jaded adults. In that scene, Nicholas hands Jack a matryoshka doll representing him (Nicholas).  He instructs Jack to open the doll, layer […]

Words as Lyrics bring a Soul Fix

Words as Lyrics bring a Soul Fix

The coliseum is filled to the rafters, 16,000 voices singing along to the performers onstage –  just a duo. No big strings, no booming percussions, no breathtaking sax.   Yet the whole place is vibrating with sound and movement as the audience claps and sways in rhythm to the beat of percussionist Toca Rivera. Next to […]

Your Words are a Wizard’s Wand

Your Words are a Wizard’s Wand

  It’s happened too frequently and consistently for it to be coincidence.  It’s pretty much a universal law. Where you put attention best,       That will surely manifest.  If it’s negative, alas!      That is what will come to pass.   Skeptical, are you? Therein lies the problem. You want proof, that’s […]

Word Watching: How It Began

Word Watching: How It Began

Word-watching, as a conscious and deliberate practice available to everyone, is an idea that crystallized in my mind some months ago, but the seed took hold several years back during the Sunday family reunions of my childhood. Impressionable Eyes and Ears Our large extended family offered my many cousins a backdrop of happy memories, a […]

Words

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 … […]