Flames

January 9th, 2011

Throwing words around as if they do not bear the weight of their meaning is like flicking matches around a dry forest as if they do not bear flames.

Listen to this sentence. Say every precise word: Somebody shot a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives in the head and in the process shot and killed a nine year old girl.

Can we all stop pretending that we have not brutalized public discourse and dehumanized our language beyond all recognition now?


One Response to “Flames”

  1. kristen Spina on January 10, 2011 1:40 am

    Exactly.

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