Words are nutrition. Each day I receive a word of the day from wordsmith.org. Today’s was “asseverate,” which I’m cautious of using because it could easily go very wrong.
But, tagging along with “asseverate” was the following quote from Terry Tempest Williams:
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.
The thought of being an active verb compels. I like the last phrase, as too many answers, particularly in political speech today, are too easy, too sharply reduced to the black and white. Easy answers should always be suspect.
But let’s have a little fun with this: