Hi there! I’m Lliana, Llian for short.
I woke up early this morning and went out for a walk round the block. The weather was perfect, with the sun just rising and spreading it’s rays through and through. I felt so alive and a walk around the block stretched and became a walk round the park. It further stretched and became a walk round the street and before I knew it, I had walked down two streets. Everywhere was awakening, the sun seemed like it was reaching out to me and for a moment, I forgot where I was. I wasn’t aware of my surroundings until the voice of an old man shook me out of my enchanting slumber, “what are you scared of”.
I stared at the old man for a while, looked back at the captivating view and slowly answered, “there are many things to be afraid of in this world, but my greatest of them all — WORDS”.
I could feel the old man’s questioning gaze, without even looking at him. I smiled and continued, “words are a dangerous weapon when yielded by a skillful one. They can break people and relationships and can also fix things up. Words can become one’s strength and also one’s weakness. It can be one’s down fall and can also be one’s stepping stone.
“Words can heal and can also kill. Words can transform a good memory into a bad memory and can make the worse memory a joyful one. Words can maim and rejuvenate.
“One can even say, ‘words don’t hurt me, they just roll of my back’. They say so because they have felt the hurt before, they have drowned in the sorrow that words can cause, and they have channelled the hurt and pain as a shield and as a mask.
“Words from a loved one is the scariest. When yielded with anger and vengeance, they cut so deep, and when yielded with love and trust, light shines through you.
“I am not vulnerable of words because I am weak, but because I love”.
What are you scared of?