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The Word

December 15, 2022

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:1 

If only the Word, could be appreciated for what it is. Which is Word’s themselves. From the shortest word “I”, to the longest word “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”, which is “A specific lung disease caused by inhaling quartz dust.”


(The longest word in English has 189,819 letters and takes 3 hours to pronounce.)


But for brevity’s sake, will use the previous one.

Grasping any word, like the God/Word God is so infinite and so very varied it might be like defining the 189,819 letter word. So I’ll use “Grasping”, which is a form of

“Grasp : to make the motion of seizing.”


“The average word in the English language is 4.7 characters”


Think of the mind picture that creates with just five letters. As I write this, am trying to grasp the complexity of the message allegedly being conveyed.

A word in a dictionary that was learned of first, without a dictionary. Retained in a spongy grey supercomputer with no wires and an invisible power source. Retrievable only by the person using the soft/ware. As in a chaos warehouse of all the other “unfiled” information.

By the way, grasp, is not in a file, it is just there. Waiting for it to be read in a sentence or heard through the ears. The two portholes into the brain that willy-nilly accepts any information absorbed. Not as concrete facts, but rather a vague understanding, that grasp has a meaning that can be grasped.

Miraculous man, f#@$ing miraculous. Besides, grasp is just one word, made up of letters, in one language, defined by other words. That can be translated to another language for someone who is trying to grasp its meaning in a different dialect. Miraculous man, f#@$ing miraculous.

That makes the word, any word, all powerful omniscient and invisible.

Therefore the holy trinity of words are…..


“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”

– Bill Hicks

Truth, is the tricky one. For truth, oddly enough, is subjective. The above “truth” rings true for me, however it is merely a thought experiment to ascertain, what may or may not be true.

Fortunately, I have no horse in the race to convince any one what words mean to me.

Merely food for thought for my ouroboros pet snake, named Solipsism to feed on.

“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin


From → Bible, Paradox, Quotes, random

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