Words Create Worlds

Hitler did not come to power with tanks and guns. He came to power with words.

Once an idea takes root in your mind it cannot be undone. There is no unlearning. There is only relearning.

Abraham Joshua Heschel once said that “words create worlds.” They are not mere metaphors and images on a page. They are the archive of ideas, the power to transform the world by transforming the people who call this world home.

Words are an event to be encountered, the mediation of experiential ideology. Rather than listening to a lecture we ought to be wandering around the world these words create.

What kind of world are your words creating?

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WordsJim Kast-Keat
Image: Elizabeth Stilwell
Music: Podington Bear