I love words and this language of ours. The feel of words as I say them, the sound of word patterns, the power of them–all these things and more make me love words and language. Words create reality, clarity, self-awareness, acceptance and joy. And yet, there are many times when words leave us questioning, wondering, wrecked. The distance between the effects of “I love you” and “There has been an accident” is so great that it cannot even be measured. Joy, suffering…what a difference a word makes. But words are powerful even when they don’t seem to be emotional powerhouses.