About

Hello beautiful human,

Thank you so much for visiting my site. I created it for the purpose of displaying the proper stewardship of words.

The English language is comprised of over 1 million words, but they can easily be used to write dry, aimless prose. In one of my favorite movies “Dead Poets Society,” Robin Williams is coaching his classroom of misfits on how to select words purposefully, commanding them to “…avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use ‘very sad,’ use morose. Language was developed for one endeavor, boys – to woo women – and, in this endeavor, laziness will not do.” Although I do not agree that language was solely developed to woo women, I absolutely believe that it was created to woo people. How am I to woo without passion? To do so would be like professing love monotone.

One word contains immeasurable power. Power to create or destroy, heal or wound, inspire or disengage. With power comes responsibility, and I consider it irresponsible to arbitrarily throw words on a page. Therefore, I profess my love for words through artful and precise selection, with the purpose of clearly communicating specific images, facts, or emotions.

I believe in the power of a purposefully placed word, and I hope you will, too.

With love,

Sarah

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photo by: Elaine Garner
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