“Words” Perceptions and Inflections!

Posted: September 10, 2010 in Words

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Maya Angelou

It takes the human voice… to infuse them… with deeper meaning.

Perception: become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:

i have spoken to thousands of people in my life time and have often found myself at the mercy of someones perception of what words i spoke. i remember that at one time of my life i was so conscious of this that i would start my words with, “here what i am saying, not what i’m not saying.” Either i say it wrong or people don’t get it right way to often. i think of myself as being very forth right. i tell people all the time if i have something to say i will say it so don’t think other wise. Don’t perceive that i have an issue with you. Don’t perceive that i have a hidden agenda. Are we past the time in this world where words are just what they are? Did Bill Clinton change words or the perception of words for all eternity?

Identify by means of the senses! You mean the things we see, hear, taste, touch and smell? Those things which are subject to change in the blink of an eye? That’s the means by which my words are judged? Okay judged is a little harsh but come on! If every word i speak, even if they are according to the Word, is going to be subject to someones senses, then what chance do i have? Can i or we take anything at face value? my perception here is that i will be constantly walking on egg shells. And as for being a good listener… well do i hear what i hear or should i perceive something within what i am hearing? Am i to be a good perceiver? Do people want me to listen or perceive?

Then you have inflections! Modulation of the voice; change in pitch or tone of voice.

So just for instance if i type the word now is there a difference in it if i type it NOW? How about now, NOW, NOW? And just for good measure now, NOW, NOW, NOW? Are bolds and underlines inflections? i’d have to say yes.

It seems as though there is no getting past inflections. They make words enjoyable and tolerable in many cases. But i sure would like to at least experiment with a group of people if only for a day what it would be like to use my words without anyone’s perceptions being attached to them.

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. That’s all well and good but how about just letting my yea be yea and my nay be nay? Matthew 5:37


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