Your essay reminds me of the old childhood rhyme” sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Sadly, that is not true. Words can hurt and can inflict lifelong wounds. But thankfully, there are words that can heal and encourage and bring joy. Your essay reminds us of this.👍

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.