Stories tend to get mistaken for evidence, and we often treat them that way.
Mistaking _____ (fill in the blank) for what it is not, is a common mistake, but that doesn’t make it right.
With stories, it is merely a mistake. But with words, well, it is beyond words because words are older than stories and, therefore, can tell you more about you than a story ever could.
For who you are, you have stories, names, family, friends, school, and government to help you figure it out.
But what you are is all up to you.
Many are struggling with it because it depends on whom you ask.
When you ask the internet, you are human, body, mind, spirit or, 25.27 billion results at Google.
When you ask stories, you are an accident, from Mars, from Venus, the 1, the 99, the world, the champion, and the list goes on.
When you ask words, you is you.
Before Words, you doesn’t exist for self-evident reason.
After Words, it is still only a word, nevertheless, you know first-hand how it came about, also known as knowing your roots.
Though an estimated 400 generations apart, we and our ancestor are one and the same — wordless in the beginning, wordy in the middle, and wordless again in the end.
Knowing your roots is as good as having them and, for that, words have stories blowing in the wind.