I am a wordsmith. Except smith is too harsh a word. I’m more of a wordster. I like to play with words. I always have, I have favorite words, like awesome. Other words I just like the sound of like stoic or peristalsis. Other words I just don’t like, like can’t or no. No is a pretty bad word in my world. Though sometimes it can be a fun word to use. Like, “no, I won’t sleep with you because your weird and I’m keeping myself to such a time as God decides I’m ready.” Or “no, I won’t tell you whether my…” never mind. I digress.
So I like to use words and lately ( maybe not so lately) to share them on stage. There are very few things that are more awesome than hearing a room go silent as everyone pretty much holds their breath waiting to hear what you have to say; not wanting to miss a single syllable. It’s kind of awesome when someone walks up to you and says, ” I love your performance. I actually listened.”
Words and I, we’ve come from far. But our relationship is a bit complicated. We’re more than friends that’s for sure. We’re sort of in that stage where we’re trying to move on to the next level (whatever that is). It’s sort of a love-hate-fear thing we have going, Yes. Sometimes I’m very scared of putting down my words. Sometimes of even thinking them. Who knows what I could breathe into existence just by saying or writing the wrong thing. Wars have been fought over misconceptions, and God knows I’ve made grounds enough to be misconceived in my life as is.
Anyway, I like words and now I’d like to share some of mine with you. Being a Christian, I like for them to revolve around Him (yes, I can almost see you cringe inwardly and no, I’m not one of those- promise not to try and convert you too blatantly 🙂 ). I have a friend who says that every time we meet, he’d like me to learn at least one thing. Well, I’m hoping that every time I write and I hope that it will be often, you will learn at least one thing (three four or five things would be nice, but I’ll settle for one).
Here’s to an epic ride. Enjoy 🙂
p.s. If you’d like to check out my professional and published works, visit www.weslieonsando.wordpress.com