I came across this video. Yes, it is an ad. Yes, it’s contrived. But for writers, and secondarily for everyone, it shows an example of saying the same thing, but with different words.
As contrived as it was, admit it . . . you felt it too. Words do matter, both spoken and written. You can be made to feel, but you can also be made to hate, to love, to give, to take . . . you can be manipulated through words.
Keep that in mind when you talk to someone, but also when someone is talking to you. And of course, that also goes for the written word.
I had a hard drive go wacko on me this weekend, and that resulted in many hours spent trying to resolve the issue (I did not know that was the cause of my computer freezing up. It took me a while to work out the cause, and a while longer to put a temporary fix in place until I can replace the drive).
Consequently, I did not read or write much . . . sad that, but that is the price we pay for our modern life. Occasionally we have to invest into keeping it humming along.
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. . . my FP ward . . . chieken shit.