and NOT the feelings to match the words.
Words by themselves are certainly not worthless, but are usually incomplete if they are alone. Words are simply phonetic symbols for ideas and feelings [Writers of the (Post) Modernist era expressed anxiety about the frequent gap/disconnect between words and ideas].
Although I deeply love words, I recognize that they are primarily tools to express meaning, which, for much of the time, is infinitely more important. Now I love wordplay as much as any writer, but the meaning is where the meat is, know what I’m sayin’ ? John and Natasha sure do 🙂
“A true artist finds the words to match the feelings,
and NOT the feelings to match the words.“