From yesterday’s lectionary reading: “Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.”
I love words, they are my tools, my craft. Yet – being the good student of Wittgenstein that I am – I recognise their limitations. So often, where the right spirit is absent, the piling up of word upon word serves only to exasperate rather than elucidate. I believe it to be true that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind, and that the pen is mightier than the sword – and yet, it is also true that a picture is more powerful than a thousand words.
To that end… watch this space.