There is an old adage that we’ve all heard at one point or another in our lives. It’s one that has carried its weight throughout history. It has been expressed in various forms amongst generations. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” This metonymy demonstrates that the power and effect of written word is way more potent than any weapon used with violent intent. Some say the phrase was coined in the 1800’s by an English author by the name of Edward Bulwer-Lytton. If you look deeper though, there are numerous predecessors that inferred this same ideology. The philosophy of communication outweighing cruelty has been spoken of since the dawn of creation. When the instrument of ink is brandished with harmony; the sword is rendered feckless. This is more important to believe today than ever before. We can’t accept fear and war-mongering as normal anymore. We do not need more hostility and hatred; we need words that carry the capacity to connect us all through the faculty of understanding.
Written word has the ability to linger long past a lifetime. After all is it not the word, that traveled so far as to become flesh?
To Be Continued