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The Words… (By Eleni Choreanthi)

We caught the following article here , on the blog of the “Ermoupolis Reading Club” of the Municipal Library.

By Eleni Choreanthi .

The words are feminine. And, of course, they follow the fate of females and suffer the consequences of the gender to which they belong: they are pressured, oppressed, raped and violated, ridiculed, challenged, dragged, held captive by the courts, in courts and dragged publicly, deported, they are explained and misunderstood, they walk in the seasons and coexist with the spirit and the requirements of the times, they change their emblem, they are etymologized and para-etymologized, they are put and changed externally, sometimes internally, and in terms of their functionality, they suffer, suffer and ache!

As a useful means of expression they are marketable and exploitable. They are used by information and misinformation, the circulation of ideas and propaganda. In the process, they wear out, corrupt and are ruthlessly abused, but they resist and survive.

Language is a living organism that is constantly evolving and renewing. And words are alive and are subject to biological laws like all organisms: they are born, they grow up sometimes, they live their childhood and adolescence, they experience situations and times and they survive, in spite of all persecutions, in all ages. Words have endurance. They grow old sometimes, but they do not die, they take on a different meaning or they change course. They also fall into the abyss of corruption, are inactivated, replaced, expelled, become inactive. Juvenile or adult opportunists are tried in courts, often in absentia, and convicted. They are adjusted, depending on the circumstances, they are adjusted according to the orders of fashion, politics and our choices.

They are patient, resilient, maneuverable, evolving, changing clothing, form, meaning, and even content, and sometimes emptying themselves of their importance. Thoughts, excerpts, quotations are made, composing meanings, distributions, slogans, para-slogans, codes and constitutions, decrees, treaties, laws, legislations.

The words are magical. With them things are expressed, our world takes shape, things are named, dreams are articulated and become visions and panoramas, poetry, counterfeiting, advertising, insults are evidenced with the same words, trials, convictions, reports, differences, corruption, reports , transport.

In terms of their functionality, words are blessed or cursed. They compose wishes and prayers, vows, love songs, stories. But they are also prone to corruption, vulgar in the mouths of vulgar, marketable, accordingly, but also eminent. They are glossy, transparent, discreet, social. You meet them in receptions, in lounges and in churches, in schools. Elsewhere, brazen, bold, as in cafes and ships, at train stations, and impulsive in stadiums, kitchens and taverns, on the streets, in insane asylums and brothels.

When they are clearly upright, flexible or vague, twisted, insane, important or meaningful, modest, distorting reality or distorted, differentiated, sad, crushed in inversions, in the intercourse of poets, priests and poets, , nationalists, patriots, merchants and negotiators. The words are feminine, they are harsh and they know how to punish, to take revenge, to kill. They are immortal. They loaf in the ashes of the peoples, they meditate and brave and to make them pure again, they make new, bright ones. They are armed with new momentum and new worlds are resurrected.

Source: diastixo.gr October 2, 2012