Careful the things you sayChildren will listen
Careful the things you do
Children will see and learn
Guide them along the way, children will listen
Children will look to you for which way to turn
To learn what to be
Careful before you say "Listen to me"
Children will listen
These are powerful lyrics from the show "Into the Woods"
I think as we watch the ending of the current dumpster fire in Washington DC, I reflect once again on how much words matter - "children (our future) will listen"
what one says
where one says them
how one says them
it all matters, especially for a person (or people ) in power
Spoken word, written word, it matters (hence, the need for editing or just shutting up)
Thank you for reading this.
and finally, courtesy of Fort Worth Texas - better late than never - WEAR A MASK AND STAY SAFE