On.. The seduction of words…………

Are words merely words on a page, or are they snippets of a hidden soul that have somehow escaped to grant a preview to the uninitiated of the intangibles that lie beneath the surface? Perhaps, words in reality bear no extant connection to the mind that inspired the hand that bore the pen that crafted them and are devoid of a life of their own; only sketching a reality that is at best virtual and concocted.

Pray tell me where the line between the real and the virtual blur.. Or are we inexorably drawn to the nostalgia of dreams yet chastised by the harshness of reality, whilst pining for a nascent hope, which perhaps we never get? Is it even possible to infer quickness of mind, sharpness of spirit, cuteness, razzness or some other quirk of behavior from words on a page screen?

Sadly I have been e-seduced by words on a page screen! And the virtual and the real have blurred into one!

27 thoughts on “On.. The seduction of words…………

  1. If words didn't have the power of seduction, why would any of us have a favourite author?? or a favourite poem? Real or not, a reflection of the author or not, words can seduce…you just have to figure out which it is!

    BTW…how many more themes have we got to go? I'm getting dizzy with change! lol!

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  2. The only way to seduce our minds is with words.
    And for some of us, we crave to be able to escape to that point where the real and virtual are one and d same….

    I have no idea what I just said.
    lol

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  3. Words are powerful, and could be very seductive. I think a writer gives life to words based on how they are used…drawing d line between real and virtual cld be difficult especially when we've fallen and so cannot think logically…

    So pray tell DB who is she?lol πŸ™‚

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  4. i agree with rene. words are nothing….they are what the mind makes them to be.
    thats why we have people passionate about shakesperes and others who look at it blankly.

    thus as seductive as words can be, only one who has the eyes and mind of reason can be drawn to it.

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  5. Words have life, the life of the writer, and most times they are as you put it "snippets of a hidden soul that have somehow escaped to grant a preview to the uninitiated of the intangibles that lie beneath the surface".

    They are crafts of the innermost soul, sometime beautiful sometimes not, sometimes full of light, sometimes terrifyingly dark.

    They seduce….like you have been seduced….. :)) na who seduce you?

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  6. "Sadly I have been e-seduced by words on a page screen! And the virtual and the real have blurred into one!"… cute. Why does that remind me of yahooze??lol

    Words speaks a language even the writer doesn't understand… beyond the combination of alphabets. True or fabricated, words speak to the writer's ideals which for me, are sometimes more "real" than reality.
    So remain seduced, jo.

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  7. Words are nothing until we give them life.
    But if i write exactly the same thing that danny is writing, will it get the same response? Who gives the life? Is it the reader or the writer?
    Btw danny, i don't know why ur blog doesn't update on my page anymore…i have not read like the last 4 posts on ur page…ahn ahn! Warn ur page o! I go vex. Lol

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  8. all that big big grammer is code for….?

    neways, words are just that – words! they can seduce, inspire, agitate, incite, and every other adverb you can think of. I think of words as fools gold

    but dont let me rain on ur parry, so are u going to decode, and let this truth set u free? lol!

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  9. Words only have life if the writer has life enough to spare I guess. The writers hazard if you will because he is giving away part of himself for the whole world to see. It is a privately out in the open matter of the heart and mind united bringing forth words to, hopefully, better mankind.

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  10. e seduced you?…..lol, thats new for me. I love your choice of words.

    if we didnt have words….I dont know where a whole lot of world legends would be today. If there was no words, lawyers wouldnt have any means of "confusing" me in court. if there was no words "doctors" wouldnt have any means of "confusing" me with their incomprehensible diagnosis. if there was no words, people like shakespeare, Michael Crichton, Nora Roberts, numerous writers, musicians etc wouldnt have any way of expressing themselves and giving us the satisfaction we get from reading or listening to them

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  11. @Rene — Hmm.. possibly.. we give them life, but perhaps the meaning is predicated on the context?

    @LoloBloggs — LOL… True.. Perhaps the hard work is in deciding how much of the individual is being reflected by the words…

    @Brokeass — Hmm.. valid point too.. Quite a lot of peeps want to escape to the world created in their imagination

    @RepressedOne — Perhaps, it is not a 'her' but just words in general?

    @Undercover07 — drawing d line between real and virtual cld be difficult especially when we’ve fallen and so cannot think logically… Perhaps, I can relate to that… Perhaps..

    @fantasy queen — I agree explicitly.. The eyes and mind of reason are actually require to build an image of the words…. True..

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  12. @jhazmyn — I couldn't have put it better They are crafts of the innermost soul, sometime beautiful sometimes not, sometimes full of light, sometimes terrifyingly dark.
    Words, on a screen have seduced me…..LOL

    @BSNC — I agree…

    @seye Kuyinu — It was quite obvious that you too have been bitten by the word bug, albeit your own words…

    @sleekiest — LOL.. Interesting angle to the whole debate….Perhaps ppl who fall prey to yahooze are also seduced by the words……. Hmm…. slightly different case here though…Baring any big bumps, I intend to remain fully seduced though..

    @simeone — brosie, which state? abeg shed more light o!

    @Dante — perhaps words are different from images in this regard, words free the reader to generate an image around the central thoughts expressed in them, these are undoubtedly colored by the the personality of both the reader and writer… Hopefully the updating issue is resolved now?

    @Original Mgbeke – Hmm…. Not so fast….. Perhaps I have to seduce the seducer before announcing anything o…

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  13. @ bumight — all the grammar is code for .. words….LOL… I'm sure I am free already o.. don't know what truth i need to set myself free o…

    @TigEress — Hmmm.. Perhaps they are not specific words, but words in general.. Time will tell i think..

    @Caleb — It is a privately out in the open matter of the heart and mind united bringing forth words to, hopefully, better mankind WOW…. I looove the juxtaposition of provtae and out in the open….Hmm… Nice sound…

    @afrocouture — true.. words can be everything or nothing..

    @naijagirl — True words.. That we connect viscerally to the writings of certain authors but not others seem to suggest that the personalities of the authors are shining through their words..

    Thanks peeps for stopping by

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  14. Word can be more than words. They can invite you into a world that your mind cannot ordinarily travel. Psychologists can infer a lot from people choice of words and the way they form their sentences so to me there will always be more to words than just a way of expressing ourselves under any medium. However some people may write beautifully and the reality may not be the case as u aptly pointed out in the earlier part of ur post.

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  15. @Parakeet — Very well said….Sadly sometimes though the words and the soul behind them might be as far removed as snow on a barmy Lagos afternoon…. 😦

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  16. words can be however we make them…. i think words fully express a person's thoughts or desires and sometimes more expressing but it all depends on the context and the truthfulness in the words…. imagine the numerous fictional books that take us on high rides and provide an escape from reality…. at the end of the day, theres no truth in them but the writer has played with words…….all im saying is there may be a blur like u mentioned and from experience, words are very seductive and most people use them to express on screen what they ordinarily will not show in reality

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