Words in your Wallpaper

collage power words

Power (with a bit of Flower)
detail from Sally Swain © original art

Maya and Me

Do you have words in your rugs?

In your upholstery?

Maya Angelou, amazingly versatile, talented poet, actor, director, dancer, everything-creator, said this to her pal Oprah:

“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”

Which way? Katoomba sign

Which way?
Katoomba sign

Maya inspired me to

consider the power of words.

At this straaange time in world politics, perhaps some of us are even more attuned to the power of words. What do you think?

This is what emerged from my funny ol’ rhyming brain:

Sticks and stones

May break my bones

And words themselves

Have power.

 A word or two

Can fracture you.

Another

Helps you flower.

How’s that?

Stay tuned for Words in your Wallpaper Too, in which we look at the power of words that can cause Artist Wounds.

collage power words

Power (with a bit of Flower)
detail from Sally Swain © original art

Meanwhile, wishing you Creative Wellness

with love, art and soul from Sally

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