Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Words have always been important to me. As a child, my first memories of loving words came from my Grandma on my Dad's side. She opened my eyes up to Shel Silverstein around the age of seven. I was blown away by the creative wordplay and the brilliance of just what you could do with words. (The Kid's Book area is dedicated to her.)
As a teenager, I found my love words in lyrics. There wasn't a notebook or piece of paper in my possession that wasn't plastered in emotional, mellow dramatic lyrics. (Dashboard Confessional was LIFE.)
Poetry and Interviews have brought me the most joy as an adult. There is nothing more beautiful than hearing someone describe their perfect day or a moment in their lives that shaped a part of who they are. I love how Zachary K. Douglas, Atticus, and Lin Manuel Miranda take words and turn them into art.
Words have so much depth.
Words have so much power.
Without words... well, I don't want to imagine a life that lackluster.