on the importance of words…

Thanks to my classmate, Shalonda, for introducing me to Sunni Patterson in our Religious Education class.

Sunni gives a definition of a word. A word is “composed of two parts, reflection and action.” I’ve written before about the reifying nature of words. When we speak and write, we make our experiences real. Or maybe Sunni would say, words reflect our reality.

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conversations on the language we speak

On Wednesday evening, while I was in Birmingham, I got to enjoy dinner with friends Celeste, Lauren, and Stephen. We sat outside, and Lauren and Stephen brought Scrabble and a dictionary. Playing the game sparked some thoughts about this book I’ve been reading. We had some interesting conversation that night and I’ve had interesting conversations in my mind since then.

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