Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Words. Where would we be without words? I'm guessing that before words, there was a lot of grunting, pointing, and chiseling pictures on stone. There's speculation at work here, but I'd be willing to bet there was a lot of head-scratching going on too.

I'm pretty sure the first Homo erectus folk spent most of their time looking for supper. They probably spent a great deal of time turning over rocks and swishing through tall grass looking for things to whack on the head with a rock, or jab with a sharp stick.

Since it took a while to discover fire, they were probably the first to enjoy sushi and tartare. I'm speculating here since I wasn't there, but I can visualize it.

But once words came along, things probably progressed nicely. Hey! Bring me that club. I need to maul this rabbit. Rub those sticks together fast so that we can roast this baby. I'm tired of carpaccio.

Prose and poetry followed, but I'm not sure about the timing.

Sorry, I started down a path and it got a little out of hand.

Words. Be sure to use good words. It makes a difference.


  1. One of our Docs was always swearing. Finally I said: "I can't believe your parents sent you to all that schooling and all you learned were 4 lettered words"...He promised to clean it up! And he did! Ha! The power of words indeed~

  2. And please, use those words to be kind.

  3. Words. A song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1967.

  4. I wish I knew more words, I am very limited, due to NOT LISTENING to the WORDS of my mama and daddy and many good teachers!

  5. Our words dafinitely make a difffernede and it's up to each of us to make the best use of them. You are in the business of words with your writing and do a great job of it. I'm sitting here thinking about rubbing sticks together to make a fire. So glad and thankful too that I live in a time I don't have to o that.


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