“All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin

About me:

One of the most significant things I’ve learned throughout my life as a lover of language and words themselves is that everything is made up. Language was made up and continues to evolve. Words and their meanings are constantly changing. When I write definitions, poems, copy, documentation, musings, or anything else, remembering that everything is made up grounds me and inspires my creativity.

Poetic musing:

Words are toys,
made-up fragments
together. WhatI’msayingis:

Words are basically
letter sandwiches
with sounds attached.

About the site name: 

“I want words” is from my favorite poem, which I found in a collection of translated poems back in 2011. To this day, it still makes me cry when I read it aloud.

Say More, Speak Like Rain 

“I want

like shiny stones in my pocket,
words like thrown arrows
I want words

like the years in a worn down
table. Maybe I am the last
believer now:

I believe in blind man’s
never faltering fumbling over a writing
of flaming points.”

Say More, Speak Like Rain
By Arne Ruste, Translated from the Norwegian by Olav Grinde