“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou
These words resonate so well with me. They’re on the home page of my blog to remind me to always give purpose to my words. I also want to show others my wish is to give them a reading experience.
I don’t count the words I write, but I make every effort to make those words count. They’re more than just scribble on a piece of paper or a fancy font. Once my words are read, digested, and translated in the readers mind, my hope is for them to affect their heart. To encourage change. To release a word in them. Whether used in poetry, drama, fiction, or non-fiction, words are powerful and should be used to serve a purpose.
Happy 90th Birthday Maya Angelou, and thank you for touching my heart with your words!
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