Day: May 2, 2016
WORDS ARE HUGELY POWERFUL (one could also say “magical” or even “alchemical”) and can have a mighty, life-changing effect on people. But behind that effect is something else which is even beyond the words themselves: a kind of “music” if you will. Words which do not in some way induce that effect through some unheard “music” (I speak mystically) are merely functional or communicational (which is fine on their own level and in their own ways). But if artists wish to find their way into hearts with writings and open up those hearts, then they must undergo some kind of transformation themselves before (or even while) they write. In fact, the amount to which people will be affected by a writer’s words corresponds more or less equivalently to the degree to which the writer was affected when s/he originally created the chains of words.