It’s an irony that words, the basic tools of communication, which can stir up so much emotion, can change history and the future, change your mood, your mind, even your life, are really dead and inert. But it’s true; the only meaning lies within the individual and their perception of the meaning behind what the word symbolizes. This explains the evolution of language, because language is an extension or our evolving selves. It also explains why words loose positive or negative connotations, like derogatory insults and ethnic slurs, and why terminology changes over time. Our language changes to try and reach that transient feeling the narrator talks about at the very end of this piece, to reach that spiritual level of connection that is fleeting but has always been the sole driving force behind creation and communication.

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