“Bare Words” / Memorable Fancies #2297

[“There are things it is well not to ponder over too much, things that bare words are the best suited for.” – Jean-Pierre Vernant]

Bare words, by themselves, one by one, seldom hurt us; we can forget them as quickly as they are said.

But if the words do hurt us, their amplitudes, their angry flow, we can hear them one syl lab le at a time.

And if these still hurt, then l e t t e r  b y  l e t t e r …. Eventually we’ve tamed those words of hers, those angry truths. We have made of them, bare sound.


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