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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