i journaled this one several times in pen an paper. there are so many ways i can go with words and my writing. so i will pick one.
i remember, i was about six years old. my english teacher had me anxious to complete the book. i wanted more, there was so much more i could know.
once again, i asked daddy a question about the new word. i knew he wanted to answer but he did not. “look up the meaning, it will help you understand more and quicker.”
i looked down at the shiny new red dictionary. i knew i could trust daddy, could i trust this book? did it really have all those words?
i picked some really hard looking words and opened pages. i like the smell of the leather and new paper combined. i had always like the smell of books. i found the first word, the second word, and then the third word! this was it i could read all the books… that was where my love of words started!
i want to invite others into experience the story, so words are crucial! i want to use the words to really set the tone of the experience of reading my work.
for example, i could say: “i am going shopping.” or “i am going to fritter away my inheritance on journals!”
personally, i prefer the second mode of expression. it gives the exact tone and feel with the more dramatic flair and experience. i want to write in a way that draws people in to experience: love, encouragement, understanding, adventure, and being seen. i want to use words in a way that reflects the character of God, all of His character, infused with who He has made me to be.
my words are currently being used in vignettes that go on my blog with my photo a day project.
can you tell me what the titles books are that are under the paper? the paper is an article i wrote for a newsletter several years ago.