A toast to you, words.

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Warning: This blog has several disconnected ideas.  I'm sorry if you can't handle eclectic thoughts.  But if you are interested (and I hope you are), please answer the following questions.

Have you ever…

1. Posted song lyrics to your Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites?

2. Shared witty jokes and puns with your family and friends?

3. Appreciated a line of poetry?

4. Read a quote that completely connected to your life?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you, my friend, have a relationship with words.  Like in any good relationship, someone is under appreciated.  In this case, it isn't you. 

It's the words.

Think about it.

Why are song lyrics so satisfying to listen to and post on blogs or Facebook?

And why are quotes so fulfilling to read?

It's because they pull together all of the right words, and these words say so much in so little a space.

And the sound of words!  A few of my favorite words are: persnickety, marvelous, thieves, womb, etc.

They are just so fun to say!  They are pleasing to the ear as well as the mouth.  The physical act of speaking the words, like how the lips form, is the other half of the excitement.  So come on.  You can't tell me there aren't words that, when you speak them, bring you some sort of joy...even if it's only a small inkling!  Fess up--what are the words you relish saying?

You might have noticed the word magnet pictures.  First, magnetic words are genius.  I don't believe that anyone can fully appreciate words until you can mix and match them on a refrigerator for everyone in the house to read.  Second, I would like to thank MousyBoyWithGlasses on Flikr for the images.

So I say we make a toast to words for giving us wisdom, for giving us something to talk about, and finally, for making this toast and blog possible.

Here’s to that euphoric feeling of finding the perfect word, because, as Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word…is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”

Here’s to ignoring the meaning of poetry and just listening to how the words sound together, appreciating the ebb and flow.

Here’s to you words.  Cheers.

P.S. I italicized all of the words that brought me joy to type :)

P.P.S.  That smiley face was probably unnecessary.

So, who's with me?

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