verb / say something in order to convey information, an opinion, or a feeling.
I am a lover of words.
Some people get caught up in the melody of a song, but I can't help but hunt down the lyrics and once I do, a mundane tune might become a masterpiece in my mind or,
if I find the lyrics lack substance,
a silly pop hit will be heard once and soon forgotten.
Have you ever had a song lyric, a book quote or a line from a movie just speak to you?
"Death cannot stop true love.
All it can do is delay it for a while."
This is quote SPEAKS to me. It's a silly line from a silly comedy, "The Princess Bride."
But wrapped up in these words is the childhood memory of my dad coming home from Blockbuster on a Friday night with this obscure VHS that of course went on to be my favorite movie.
After my dad passed away a few years ago,
I came across these words and they spoke to me:
"I love my dad and he loves me; we'll see each other again in the next life.
I miss him now, but our love is just delayed a bit til we see each other again."
I've always had an appreciation for any writer that could so perfectly spark a reaction, an emotion, an encouragement or laugh with such ease.
Last year, I started using my typewriter to hand type the gift messages that are attached to some of the orders that come into my Etsy shop. I use blank book pages from tattered, old copies and type someone's words of thanks, birthday wishes or encouragement. There was one message that encouraged me as much as I hope it
encouraged the person it was intended for.
"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
The words of J.R.R. Tolkien spoke to me. It had been a hard week, hard month, hard year... but Sam was right, there's plenty of good to press on , push forward and fight for.
I know how much a simple line can affect me and I've been pondering on how to share that with all of you. I have some creative ideas bouncing around, but the first simple idea has materialized.
I spent some time creating a few graphic designs of my favorite book quotes and turned them into magnets. I have quotes all over my house and thought maybe you'd like some too.
Maybe you know someone that could use a little something that speaks to them, you could send one their way, and hey, I'll type up your gift message to go with it!