Wednesday, August 26, 2015

tasting my words

It has been a long time since I tasted words before I said them. Words like


should be held, formed, shaped by the tongue and the lips before they are released. 

I have begun to remember how to cherish words, to take time before I speak, to search through the different words in my vocabulary until I find exactly the right one. Why settle for anything less than the fullest expression of your intentions? Why say "opening" when you could call to mind images of banners and flags held aloft in the breeze by using words like unfurling? Why use "growing" when you have verbs like awakening right underneath your fingertips? Why would anyone settle for a bland "quiet" when you could have tranquility at your disposal?

The knowledge that what fills my head has the potential to occupy more space than what is outside it is 


just some notes from a journal entry a few days ago!! What words are you loving lately?

p.s. book photographed is Skywriting Journal, by Byron Jorjorian


  1. This is beautiful and eye-opening. Our thoughts have the potential to be so much when we use the perfect word. It makes me want to think more before I speak.

    1. Elizabeth, I feel the same way! There are so many gorgeous words out there that I never get the chance to use. ..but I want to try to air out a few more. :)

  2. wow your blog seems so interesting & i love the photos! I'm new the whole followers thing. Do you want to follow each other? :)

    1. Thank you so much, Aileen! That's so nice of you! I'll pop down and have a peek at your blog as well. :)

  3. This is lovely, Olivia :) Words can be so beautiful.

    I looooove that journal. What a cool idea.

  4. That journal looks like the coolest thing! I've been having thoughts like this myself. It was nice to read your own reflections on it. Great post! :)


Comments from you make my day! ♥ True story.