Thanks for not giving me a hard time about my emotional outburst. Thanks even more for your encouraging and supportive words. Words are so powerful. They can make you smile and laugh or they can make you cry. Life would be strange without them though, or would it? Seems like humans hurt each other more than they make you laugh sometimes. I am just saying. Madonna sings a song called Words. It's a good song too. I'm a huge Madonna fan.
Junebug, with all the stress you're under I'd find it more worrying if you didn't
show any signs of releasing it. In my experience, some kind of catharsis is inevitable when people are beaten up by bad luck or life in general; better to let it out in ways that don't hurt oneself or others.
As a poet and writer, I definitely agree with you about the power of words. We're social creatures; most of us need some form of companionship, and for humans language is needed to really get the most from that. Indeed, it's been theorized that the parts of our brains that set us apart from our primate cousins developed to process increasingly complex language; words (or the ability to conceive and use them) made
And writing is just an extension of that: our brains are so adept at facilitating language that words transcribed hundreds, sometimes thousands
of years ago can move us to tears. What an astounding thing that is, when you really think about it!