I read something recently that made me really think about the word SPELLING. (Gave me quite the word picture!)
S. P. E. L. L. ing…
Casting a spell…
Weaving magic with our words. . .
Power of words (living!). . .
“Many cultures believed the letters of their alphabets were far more than just symbols for communication, recording transactions, or recalling history. They believed letters were powerful magical symbols that could be used to cast spells and predict the future. The Norse runes and the Hebrew alphabet are simple letters for spelling words, but also deep symbols of cosmic significance. This magical sense is preserved in our words SPELLING. When you “spell” a word correctly, you are in effect casting a spell, charging these abstract, arbitrary symbols with meaning and power.”
-Christopher Vogler, The Writer’s Journey
No pressure, but words have power–for good and evil. So, write wisely my friend! And make sure you proofread and edit your words so that people aren’t annoyed or turned off by what you’ve just said!