Tag: one word

the gift of words

You, like me, may have chanted this in your childhood: Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Sadly, as an adult, especially in the last handful of years, I have realized that this isn’t the case. Political rhetoric, hate speech, and bullying have all given way to people literally dying…

one word

A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with someone who asked me this: “If you could only speak one word for the rest of your life, what would it be?” He went on to explain that a couple of summers ago, he had…