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The Whole Ball of Words ∇

All around the globe, what we say is what we get.

“Our world isn’t made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms. Our world is made of words.” −Tom Robbins

Our words create thoughts, which create experience.

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” −Buddha

Very few words do all the heavy lifting.

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.” −Sophocles

They are redolent of treasures ancient and new, fresh yet familiar.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” −Lao-Tzu

They tap the spring eternal.

“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” −Stendhal

They are the keys to the treasure in the hold of the boat we are in.

“Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors, words for other things.” Octavio Paz

For a being having a human experience, they are words to live by.

“Speech is the mirror of the soul.” −Publilius Syrus

They chime our rhymes and score our tunes.

“Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.” −Ludwig Wittgenstein

They may sound naive in trendy circles, but on a sphere spun of yarns, we choose our words to live by, like lovers choose names for their bundles of joy.

“This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one’s mother tongue.” −Tahar Ben Jelloun

The Whole Ball of Words is a story by the composer, illuminated by The Art in the Everyday of Pierre Leduc (‘Wordplay’ series) and Pearls from a Sea of Thought.

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