Ha, Bev, the power, or is it: "the beauty of the word"…B4real wrote: ↑ I didn’t know I had such influence, ha!
Sometimes words can modify the material world. That's the basic assumption of the Sufi dhikr ("mention" of the name of Allah). There was an interesting discussion here, too:
https://leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic ... 82&t=35402
But such words don't work all by themselves. If "they're dust to you", then they are just words:
I haven't said a word since you been gone
That any liar couldn't say as well
Or, as Edith Piaf has it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHmTY7Q7YQ):
Je dis des mots
Parce que des mots,
Il y en a tant
Qu'il y en a trop...
(I'm saying words
because of words
there's such a lot
that it's too much…)
Sometimes there is a bit more to words than meets the eye, or the ear.
Many happy returns, Vickie!