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As I'm watching a movie called "Arrival" about how to communicate with an alien race when they arrive on earth, I begin to think of how vital words are to our communication, how vital an alphabet is to an authentic dialogue between intelligence.
I understand not all can speak as clearly as others; as a youth, I had a speech impediment. This made for some interesting exchanges. I was saying "that," and she said, "why you calling me fat?" See, I pronounced "th" as "f." I have a friend back in Jersey who had speech therapy for a stutter. Through speech therapy, he learned ventriloquism and now uses words to amuse and entertain. Think of all the words, of all the songs, and how they communicate wondrous love, broken hearts, and all that makes us human.
Consider all the sentences on all the pages, in all the books, in all the library. Such communicated thoughts and feelings enrich our lives on a daily basis.
Now we've entered the "communication age" with the exponentially good and evil prevalent out here.
Suffice to say, we have many ways to communicate, from tales told around the night fires of old to the endless posts and counter-posts from your favorite social media diving platform.
But are we understanding each other any better, communicating not on a soul level but on a likes scoreboard? So much information and communication—it's time to use it positively, to lift up and affirm the good that can come from the heart and reach someone on a much deeper level.
Thanks for listening. God Bless.