"Because you can be sure, my dear Crito, that misuse of words is not only troublesome in itself, but actually has a bad effect on the soul." Phaedo

Aphorism #1:

Are you a Lover of Words?

A Lover of Words knows that words are not just the means to communicate how we feel and what we want. And, that love is not just a pleasurable feeling meant to entertain and relieve boredom.  A Lover of Words regards words as the central tenant to all existence, and, the one word that gives all other words substance is the real and true understanding of love. A Lover of Words acknowledges that the word ‘love’ can only be all the things humanity wants love to be – magical, pleasurable and life affirming – is if God is acknowledged as the source of love.  If God is not acknowledged as Being in that which we profess a love for, then the feeling is not love but, rather, it is lust.  The use of this word is not meant to imply a sexual context, the definition of Lust can be applied to anything that is craved, for its pleasures alone, so ardently one will become a slave to the addiction.


After A Storm

After A Storm

12 responses

  1. Stunning work, amazing flow, enthralling!

    Liked by 1 person

    November 27, 2014 at 12:53 am

    • Yes I am!


      December 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      • And humble too…!

        Liked by 1 person

        December 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      • anthony gomez

        Is your reply to be interpreted as discrete or non-discreet?


        December 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      • I am discretely non-discreet as the night, forever on the other side of light, where I can sense movement in self, but can’t see it. 🙂 But,also on a less than profound level, I am also in the midst of term-papers and finals so I will be the reverse, non-discreetly discrete of which I struggle with an analogy. Hehe.


        December 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      • I meant to identify myself as a lover of words and laguage, nothing more.


        December 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      • Didn’t mean to imply anything overly pretentious without your permission. Regrets for any imposition; only meant to say “Thank you”, truly, nothing more.

        Liked by 1 person

        December 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

  2. I could tell that this is true of my brothers here, right from your first commentaries. Thank you., Greg and a.g.


    December 7, 2014 at 9:57 am

  3. Funny, I never read all the way through this! to write lustily – good imagery!


    January 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    • So glad you were able to read this selection. I know it is rather lengthy, and can leave a reader skeptical as to any value in such ramblings. 🙂 Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      January 28, 2015 at 10:40 am

  4. Thank you, Barney, you are most kind, which is a kindness that means a lot coming from you.


    January 29, 2015 at 10:08 am

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