It's a funny thing, our words.
Fragile and yet unbreakable.
Gentle but sometimes harsh.
Comforting and still painful.
Quick, although at times deliberate.
Kept, a word is golden, a treasure, a measure of our worth and reputation.
Broken, a word can injure, trash, betray, mislead, and damage.
Words instruct and deconstruct, they edify, teach, outline, summarize and simplify.
They misconstrue and mislead, intimidate and dominate.
Words create a mask and can still strip away a disguise.