‘I once wrote ‘Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.’ And again, I said, ‘Every word written is a net to catch the word that has escaped.’
Language, ruled by Mercury, is made of doubleness. The things that can be said – the dazzling power of language to communicate, to restore, to invigorate, to explain, to make possible, and the things that can’t be said – the thresholds of language where silence allows no noisy crossings, no not even a whisper.
Language is a human achievement and it needs to be re-made, re-achieved, every time a baby is born…’
‘But there is so much life – and it is wrong to waste it. Make the most of everything- even the bad stuff. This time, this day, will never come again.’
– Jeanette Winterson (www.jeanettewinterson.com)