You Don’t Say: We Can’t Help Seeing Through Words, But it’s Worth Trying


We Can’t help seeing through words, but it’s worth trying

James Ishmael Ford

Pretty much everyone I’ve ever met knows that children’s rhyme,

“sticks and stones may break my bones
but words can never hurt me.”

I recall coming home in tears from some schoolyard altercation and my mother hugging me and repeating that rhyme

The hug helped, the words didn’t.

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